Chrome/Brass Faucets and Metalic tastes

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

BBBF

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2008
Messages
1,688
Reaction score
207
Location
Chicago
Last weekend, I picked up a box of "junk" at a garage for $1.00. In this box were sets of faucets, shanks, sanke pump and some other strange faucet. My thought was to make a portable kegerator for my two 3 gallon kegs. I took them home and started cleaning them (they were very dirty) and I realized the faucets have some pitting and the insides are all brass.

Now I know I can replace the shaft with a stainless steel one, but is it needed for a portable draft system that is only hooked up for a day or weekend at most? Does the metalic tast come from sitting on the brass for an extended period or will the beer pick it up faster?
 

cutter22

Active Member
Joined
May 1, 2009
Messages
38
Reaction score
0
I posted a similar question in the kegging section. Basically i have some shanks and faucets that i just got used and the plating is worn out where there is liquid contact. I am wondering if this will change the taste of the beer and whether it has any ill health effects. If i get any info ill definitely pass it along.
 

mitch171

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
508
Reaction score
6
Location
Finger Lakes, NY
I use a brass un-plated stout faucet for all of my beers. So little of the beer is staying in contact for any time length. I have never noticed a taste or anything.
 
Top