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#1 Zsasz

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 07:04 AM

For those of you with SS kettles with riveted on handles do you fill past the rivets on occasion?  I try not to but have mashed a few times at the rivet level.  can they leak?  are they generally made out of something not "beer safe"?


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 07:48 AM

They should be SS or AL.  I have filled past them on mine with no issues that I can tell.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:44 AM

They should be SS or AL.  I have filled past them on mine with no issues that I can tell.

 

on one of my old cheaper kettles the rivets got this white oxidation on them that I couldn't really get rid of if they got wet.


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#4 Bklmt2000

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:18 AM

They should be SS or AL.  I have filled past them on mine with no issues that I can tell.

 

Same.  Been using the same AL pot for the last 16 years; never an issue with filling the kettle with wort above the handle rivets.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:20 AM

on one of my old cheaper kettles the rivets got this white oxidation on them that I couldn't really get rid of if they got wet.

 

Sounds like AL oxidation to me.  


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:51 AM

Sounds like AL oxidation to me.  

yessir, just leave it be


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