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The Alloys of Brew

The Alloys of Brew

The Alloys of Brew

Occasionally, I come across some interesting articles on LinkedIn. Here below please find a link to one such article. It is regarding selection of metals for brewing beer ( craft beer) .

While you read, I raise a toast Cheers!


( ps, if it is found that this article will serve better, to have a greater audience in Pats Pub,please RF this thread).

"Even,if you are a minority of one, truth is the truth."

Mahatma Gandhi.

RE: The Alloys of Brew

Nice one, with an interesting read. As pat's pub may be restricted to some members who dont have access, this is a good place I think

RE: The Alloys of Brew

A star for your efforts.

RE: The Alloys of Brew

As a beer swilling metallurgical engineer, I enjoyed this.

RE: The Alloys of Brew

Stainless steel cookpots are cheap compared to copper, I've always used them without problems for brewing. Never even considered aluminum.

Oh, and 5-gallon plastic buckets (polyethylene) make great fermenters.

RE: The Alloys of Brew

I think a lot of brew pubs choose copper, at least for the part of the works visible to the patrons, just for looks. It has a nice warm glow to go with their artisanal atmosphere. Stainless steel looks more antiseptic.


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RE: The Alloys of Brew

Sierra Nevada brewery in North Carolina:

RE: The Alloys of Brew

I am surprised that the article failed to mention that copper reacts with many sulfur compounds that cause bad odors and flavors, which humans can detect at part per trillion levels. Some egg dishes require copper pots and copper stills make better tasting product that stainless steel.


RE: The Alloys of Brew

Thanks for the pictures!
As an aficionado of both metals and lager, I'll stop in if I'm in the neighbourhood.

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