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Offline genne

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« on: December 16, 2010, 07:54:45 PM »
can copper pipe be used in a brew system?

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Re: brewing
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 08:11:27 PM »
Sure, copper's fine for most everything prior to fermentation.  As your beer ferments, the ph drops too low for copper.
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Re: brewing
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 07:53:31 AM »
All my brewing vessels have copper pipe in them.  My false bottoms are copper too.

They look very nice after the boil.  Well, after I rinse the hops and break off them...

Copper: Hot side OK, cold side not so much.
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Re: brewing
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 10:05:12 AM »
Doesn't copper add some nutrients that helps fermentation? However, the wort should be exposed to it before fermentation starts.

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Re: brewing
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 10:11:58 AM »
Alot of breweries use copper kettles like this one.

Capital Brewery.

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Re: brewing
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 04:31:33 PM »
My dad the chemist says that copper helps to bind the sulfites.....but I don't know were they would all end up.
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Re: brewing
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 04:57:18 PM »
My dad the chemist says that copper helps to bind the sulfites.....but I don't know were they would all end up.

Well, their bound!  :D

I have little copper in my brewery. Maybe it's superstition, but I have a copper rod that I throw into every single boil to this day.

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Re: brewing
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 06:39:58 PM »
Thanks everyone for the help!