Teflon tape in the boil!?

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NoNothing

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I just got my bargain fittings parts on my boil kettle, and I used teflon tape to seal up the threads, makes sense, right?

There is however some teflon tape on many of the threads not sealed by a nut being over the thread. Will this cause issues when boiled? Ive got a good 1/4th inch of teflon tape coming of my main bulkhead before the dip tube.

Im assuming its fine, just want a pat on the back and a go about business as usual.
 

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I boil teflon tape all the time. No one has ever said, "Juniper, corriander, and.... is that teflon?"

I concede some kind of chemical reaction could be going on that I'm unaware of, but I have not noticed off flavors, and I have never seen teflon tape in any of my beers. Don't know if this helps, but for me it's a non-issue.
 

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I boil teflon tape all the time. No one has ever said, "Juniper, corriander, and.... is that teflon?"

I concede some kind of chemical reaction could be going on that I'm unaware of, but I have not noticed off flavors, and I have never seen teflon tape in any of my beers. Don't know if this helps, but for me it's a non-issue.
Same here. I left the little "tail" alone and it's still there.
 

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I figure if you can cook an egg, fry bacon, and brown sausage in teflon coated pans it can't be too bad on ya!
 

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Teflon is pretty much inert. You can even eat a fair amount of it if you want without problem.

The only issue is that if you heat it to around 500F it releases a toxic gas (which can kill birds or I guess humans if you had a lot of overheated teflon). This is very unlike to happen in your boil kettle.
 
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