Soldat Louis wrote:Just fyi, before stainless, most commercial pots were in galvanized steel.
Ok, I'll just take the door
let's keep it calm, but zinc plated steel is ok for distilling and sugar cooking (like raw copper, which is not ok for cooking but ok for sugar cooking and distillation). In France anyway.
However, given the fact that homemade stills are... homemade, mixing zinc and copper is not a good idea (electro chimic corrosion if the two metals are in contact).
Soldat Louis wrote:.....zinc plated steel is ok for distilling......
Tater wrote:They were?Where did ya come across this info.?
Soldat Louis wrote:Tater wrote:They were?Where did ya come across this info.?
Well, obviously in a place where I drank too much ; the fumes might have been be getting to the brain...
According to Dejean (1769) alembics were in copper or in tin plated copper
Galvanization was invented in 1837, named after Luigi Galvani
I've not enough books about distillation from the start of XX century
From various sources (in french) galvanized steel is ok for herbal essence ? Or it might be that many herbal distillers are in low income countries, and prefer to go cheap.
Coaster : galvanized steel is ok for distilling, according to french regulation
Il est interdit de placer toutes boissons ou denrées destinées à l’alimentation au contact
direct du zinc, exception faite pour les opérations de fabrication ou de conservation des
produits de la chocolaterie et de la confiserie ne renfermant pas de substances acides
liquides et pour les opérations de distillerie
jimmyjames1981 wrote: i wouldnt be caught dead using that stuff....
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