And really glad I posted and got your advice Jeff. That would have ruined a good beer and a lot of hops.......
Whoa! Like I said not a metallurgist, but thought give it a try in a glass as an experiment just to see. Glad it saved you some angst over ruined beer.
I have one wrapped in water weld curing now. Will try it out when I get home on Thursday. Or maybe I'll just buy a handful of SS pipe fittings........or marbles.
The wife is going to pick up more of the glass beads she uses to weigh down flower vases. Those are real cheap. One other usewill be to keep meads up to the neck of the carboy.