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  • tgfoitwoods
    Ricky, Common distiller wisdom has it that if your brass is of new manufacture, and not from China, it will not contain lead and will be safe to distill
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 23, 2013
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      Ricky,Common distiller wisdom has it that if your brass is of new manufacture, and not from China, it will not contain lead and will be safe to distill through.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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      > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
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    • RLB
      I used to be a licensed home inspector in the United States, and I can says there is misconception as to the make up of brass.  By US government regulations,
      Message 2 of 11 , Jan 24, 2013
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        I used to be a licensed home inspector in the United States, and I can says there is misconception as to the make up of brass.  By US government regulations, a small amount of lead is allowed in brass to make it more malleable during the manufacturing process.  Since household faucets contain brass, water testing for lead might result in a false/positive reading.  Leave it to the government to allow companies to poison us.

        Robert 



        From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
        To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:48 PM
        Subject: [new_distillers] Re: brass connections

         
        Ricky,Common distiller wisdom has it that if your brass is of new manufacture, and not from China, it will not contain lead and will be safe to distill through.

        Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
        >
        > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
        >


      • Ricky R.
        wasn t sure read that it could leach in and be toxic,used 2 that I bought from Lowes a year ago ... From: tgfoitwoods To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com Sent:
        Message 3 of 11 , Jan 24, 2013
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          wasn't sure read that it could leach in and be toxic,used 2 that I bought from Lowes a year ago
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          Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:48 PM
          Subject: [new_distillers] Re: brass connections

           

          Ricky, Common distiller wisdom has it that if your brass is of new manufacture, and not from China, it will not contain lead and will be safe to distill through.

          Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

          --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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          > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
          >

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        • RLB
          It can leach, but there is not supposed to be enough lead in brass to make it toxic.  Just wanted everyone to know that there is lead in brass.  Just like
          Message 4 of 11 , Jan 24, 2013
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            It can leach, but there is not supposed to be enough lead in brass to make it toxic.  Just wanted everyone to know that there is lead in brass.  Just like they add mercury to flu shots, figure that one out.

            Robert



            From: Ricky R. <rrogers10@...>
            To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:29 AM
            Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: brass connections

             
            wasn't sure read that it could leach in and be toxic,used 2 that I bought from Lowes a year ago
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            Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:48 PM
            Subject: [new_distillers] Re: brass connections

             
            Ricky, Common distiller wisdom has it that if your brass is of new manufacture, and not from China, it will not contain lead and will be safe to distill through.

            Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

            --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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            > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
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          • Ricky R.
            ok thanks for the info think I m kool with 2 lil brass connections and hope I dint statr a argument but what s opinion on teflon tape on them,will the alcohol
            Message 5 of 11 , Jan 26, 2013
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              ok thanks for the info think I'm kool with 2 lil brass connections and hope I dint statr a argument but what's opinion on teflon tape on them,will the alcohol do it in ? and leak,may just use flour and water mix to help seal when I run

              --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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              > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
              >
            • Ricky R.
              also ment to ask ,thinking about a thumper,saw a pic of someone using a picle jar as one,is that safe ? looks like it would break,would it ?
              Message 6 of 11 , Jan 26, 2013
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                also ment to ask ,thinking about a thumper,saw a pic of someone using a picle jar as one,is that safe ? looks like it would break,would it ?

                --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
                >
                > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
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              • kekedog13
                Yeah, That was mine. I got scolded over at the HD site , and for good reason.I had used it many times and got away with it un-scathed. But it only needs to
                Message 7 of 11 , Jan 26, 2013
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                  Yeah, That was mine. I got scolded over at the HD site , and for good reason.I had used it many times and got away with it un-scathed. But it only needs to break once to ruin you're day.I am now working on a new one made from a stainless steel flour canister I found at a thrift store.Better safe than sorry.

                  --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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                  > also ment to ask ,thinking about a thumper,saw a pic of someone using a picle jar as one,is that safe ? looks like it would break,would it ?
                  >
                  > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
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                • kekedog13
                  I bought some brass connecters from Lowes that said Lead Free right on the package. They are great! You don t have to pay extra for the lead . Ha Ha
                  Message 8 of 11 , Jan 26, 2013
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                    I bought some brass connecters from Lowes that said "Lead Free" right on the package. They are great! You don't have to pay extra for the lead . Ha Ha

                    --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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                    > also ment to ask ,thinking about a thumper,saw a pic of someone using a picle jar as one,is that safe ? looks like it would break,would it ?
                    >
                    > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
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                    >
                  • RLB
                    I hope they didn t add something nasty like Mercury, but lead free is great. Robert ________________________________ From: kekedog13 To:
                    Message 9 of 11 , Jan 26, 2013
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                      I hope they didn't add something nasty like Mercury, but lead free is great.

                      Robert



                      From: kekedog13 <kekedog13@...>
                      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:27 PM
                      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: brass connections

                       
                      I bought some brass connecters from Lowes that said "Lead Free" right on the package. They are great! You don't have to pay extra for the lead . Ha Ha

                      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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                      > also ment to ask ,thinking about a thumper,saw a pic of someone using a picle jar as one,is that safe ? looks like it would break,would it ?
                      >
                      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
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                      >



                    • Fredrick Lee
                      PAA will remove the lead from brass. It s been on here a bunch, but the homemade ratio is 1:2 peroxide to vinegar, soak for about 10 minutes. Soaking longer
                      Message 10 of 11 , Jan 26, 2013
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                        PAA will remove the lead from brass. It's been on here a bunch, but the homemade ratio is 1:2 peroxide to vinegar, soak for about 10 minutes.  Soaking longer exposes more lead.  (5 minutes in commercial PAA solution.)

                        On Jan 26, 2013, at 6:27 PM, "kekedog13" <kekedog13@...> wrote:

                         

                        I bought some brass connecters from Lowes that said "Lead Free" right on the package. They are great! You don't have to pay extra for the lead . Ha Ha

                        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
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                        > also ment to ask ,thinking about a thumper,saw a pic of someone using a picle jar as one,is that safe ? looks like it would break,would it ?
                        >
                        > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ricky R." wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Just wanted an opinion,put together a pressure cooker pot still,simple start,believe its a 2-2.5 gallon but I used 2 brass connections,on it to connect the cooling coil,is it safe to drink if I run through it ?
                        > >
                        >

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