Brewing stand material questions

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by pecokid, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. pecokid

    pecokid Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Does stainless steel react badly when heated and in contact with galvanized steel? I am building a brewing stand out of SuperStrut which is galvanized steel. Will this damage my stainless steel pots when I turn on the flame? Thank you.
     
  2. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Initiate (162) Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    heating galvanized steel = bad...creates zinc oxide fumes, leads to flu like symptoms. google "metal fume fever' or 'zinc fever'. stick with stainless or mild steel.
     
  3. ryane

    ryane Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2007 Washington

    ^^^This

    heating galvanized steel can lead to very serious health issues, and if unlucky enough even death
     
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