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Old 10-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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I have everything I need to assemble my mash tun. What seemed like such a simple project according to the online tutorials, has tested my meagre DIY skills to the limit! Mainly because of the fact I couldn;t get the exact pieces I wanted.

I have the ball valve and connections that I think, I'm pretty sure, will work. Some of fittings are brass, but the last thing I bought today is chrome plated, I think, maybe chrome or nickel, but definately not brass. All these plumbing fittings are designed to be on contact with drinking water I think, so I'm pretty sure they should be ok in the MLT.

Just to be sure though, can you guys let me know if nickel or chrome platings that are gonna come into contact with the wort, albeit pre-boil, are gonna be a problem?

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Old 10-05-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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i did all stainless to be safe....
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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You should be more sure of what it's made of and/or plated with. For instance, zinc plating is supposed to be unsafe for wort use. I don't know about the other platings specifically, but generally you're better off sticking with brass, copper, and stainless unless you're absolutely sure of the safety of whatever else you pick.

 
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:19 PM   #4
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You should be more sure of what it's made of and/or plated with. For instance, zinc plating is supposed to be unsafe for wort use. I don't know about the other platings specifically, but generally you're better off sticking with brass, copper, and stainless unless you're absolutely sure of the safety of whatever else you pick.
Cheers. Changed washer on inside, the one which will be in contact with the wort, to stainless. I wasn't aware that zinc was gonna be a problem.

Apart from that, everything I have is brass I believe, although 1 piece looks as though it's nickel plated.

Just pleased to have a set of fittings that will work - that proved to be a mission and a half!!!

 
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:34 PM   #5
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i did all stainless to be safe....
My SWMBO is totally paranoid, I used all SS too!
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:56 PM   #6
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Just for the record...Medical equipment is chromed (Nickel Plated) for safety. It's probably as safe as anything you're going to find.
Mine is all Chemical grade plastic.
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