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Offline Al Lewis

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Re: Will brass affect milk?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2013, 09:30:37 PM »
Hopefully that is not a pre-soldered water fixture as the solder may have lead in it.
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Re: Will brass affect milk?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2013, 11:03:12 PM »
plumbing solder is lead free,
tin, silver, copper and bismuth
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Re: Will brass affect milk?
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2013, 08:20:07 PM »
dear ALPKASEREI,,,,,,,,,thankyou for such a comprehensive post, spent my working life in whisky distilling and other

spiritous beverages industry and consequently have a deep respect for copper for the reasons you gave plus the following

it assists in the removal of sulfides............dissapates heat readily.........inhibits liquid borne micro-organisms such as

bacteria , viruses , algae and parasites through it's anti-microbial properties / effects

E-Coli can only live on copper for a couple of hours even when the surface is dry but can "party on" , on stainless steel for


i'm sure you are aware of only using cadnium free solder  around food equipment too [ just saw your last

post come in ] 

last but certainly not least copper is very easy in the eye department

many regards,,,,,,,,,,brian