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Old 05-21-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default Brass vs. Stainless

I'm going to be adding valves to my brew pots and am wondering if there is a real need to go with stainless steel components (I'm doing this the "no weld" method). Brass components are very easy to come by and are cheaper - is there a compelling reason to go with SS?


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Old 05-21-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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No, brass is fine for homebrewing.


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SS is more durable, but really no difference. Just be sure to pickle your brass first.
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My stainless steel parts have brass accents pieces. The chics really dig it
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I think all stainless is cooler, i have some brass but will slowly convert to all stainless.
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SS is more durable, but really no difference. Just be sure to pickle your brass first.
How/why do you pickle your brass? Does that use vinegar?
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http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB.html Thanks lil' sparky for the quick google search lookup.
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Stainless for valves, and I aspire to brass for testicles.
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Since we all know how cool your system looks the better efficiency you should go with all stainless. I personally am switching to an all gold system.
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Same goes for Bobby_M's keg polishing. The beer only tastes better if everything is pretty.


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