Copper

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  1. yegnal

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    Built a down tube inside the kettle and placed a copper scrubber pad under the down tube to filter out the hops, hot break, and cold break.

    Works great.

    Question though. After boiling strike water I noticed the water was noticeably tinted by the copper scrubber pad. I dumped the water and reboiled another batch, but it was also tinted.

    My concern: Why did the water get so discolored by the copper ? and are there health concerns ?
     
  2. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    I wouldn't boil through that, unless the copper is oxidized like pipe it can leach
     
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    You should be able to find a stainless scrubber pad. Specialty hardware stores will have them or your homebrew store.
     

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