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"Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:12:15 PM »
This popped into my YouTube recommendations. This company created a coating that makes surfaces "permanently wet". They have videos of all sort of containers with various viscous liquids inside. Pint glasses and ketchup bottle below. Doesn't look like it does much to aid head retention, but it could be good for filling pitchers and malt extract or syrup containers. Maybe coat the inside of a kettle to minimize boil overs?

Pint glass - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poPUu3__H0c

Ketchup bottle - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6nrqEADug


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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 02:15:20 PM »
seems like it would kill any head retention...

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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 02:20:23 PM »
yeah looks like a terrible idea for a pint glass.  I guess it's uses in other things such as the boil kettle would depend on if the stuff came off... like at all.  If it was truly perm on the kettle and could handle the heat it seems like it would help prevent boil overs...  Maybe useful for a growler as well... again assuming nothing 'comes off'... I'm not sure I would ever use such 'stuff' as It just seems like maybe I'm not drinking 100% beer anymore...
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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 02:53:11 PM »
I could see this being very useful for handling honey when making mead.  I usually dip a ladle into the bucket of honey and it is hard to minimize the drips, but if the ladle was coated with this, I would think it would make it considerably easier.

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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 04:59:49 PM »
I think in applications that don't involve high heat/boiling that there is some (possible) merit there. But not in a boiling kettle for me. Too many inherent risks from components of the compound ending up in a pint glass. The malt syrup idea of making it easy to pour seems solid.
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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 05:13:44 PM »
Would probably work awesome in a blowoff tube so all the yeast and crud doesnt get stuck in it.
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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 08:00:13 PM »
Or fermenters to keep the crud from sticking?  I think Spoetzel uses something on its kegs.  They clean up nice!
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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 09:20:36 PM »
Permanently Wet... you're reeeeeally testing my maturity level.

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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 05:22:52 AM »
Permanently Wet... you're reeeeeally testing my maturity level.


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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 05:43:27 AM »
Permanently Wet... you're reeeeeally testing my maturity level.

:D    Pretty damn funny.
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Re: "Permanently Wet" Coating for containers
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 09:09:10 PM »
I thought of another 'real' use for this... The cone of a conical fermenter to prevent yeast from sticking and more easily direct it to the dump valve.
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