Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > stainless vs brass
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
Movinfr8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 121
Default stainless vs brass

just got 4 brass/chrome taps on e-bay for 20 bux. are the stainless really that much better? I wanted ventmatics, but at 50 bucks plus for a complete tap, shank, etc, I just have to try to piece something together a little easier on the pocketbook. I suppose I should squirt a little water or sanitizer in the outlet when I'm not pouring for a while to help with sticking, any other tips?
tia,
Norm


Movinfr8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 02:22 AM   #2
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,752
Liked 1301 Times on 855 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

The forward sealing part is what we're after and they don't come in any other metal than stainless. If you ever wait two days between pours, you will be upgrading quickly.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
Movinfr8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 121
Default

uh,oh. that's what I kinda thought, and now seeing one of the standard taps with all the parts exposed that can get sticky I realize just how easy it is to stick. I regularly go quite a while between pours for some beers. will it help to squirt water in from the front?
also what happens when they stick? it doesn't break parts to heave on it does it?
Movinfr8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stainless to Brass fittings pinarphan Equipment/Sanitation 4 02-15-2009 05:29 AM
Plastic vs Stainless or brass Runyanka Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 3 02-11-2009 01:26 PM
Brass vs. Stainless BrewinRob Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 9 05-22-2008 03:19 PM
Brass -vs- Stainless Jah Equipment/Sanitation 1 02-06-2008 01:26 PM
Brass or Stainless trubador All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 02-24-2007 03:10 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS