theholymackerel wrote:...A material data sheet that shows how the material resists ethanol isn't a good link... we need to know what the material does to the ethanol, not the other way around. A link to new plastic technology that explains how a carbon barrier seperates the plastic from the ethanol is GREAT info. A chemist in the alcohol industry explainin' that PTFE tape is a special situation and safe, is GREAT info....
Considering The Chemist's position, and his credentials I now use PTFE on all threaded connections in my still and as gasket material. Lots of other distillers do, too, but quietly, in order to avoid getting whipped over using "plastic". Can we have an answer as to whether it is acceptable to openly discuss the use of PTFE?Mud wrote:Can we take this as an endorsement for PTFE, Holy? The mods don't seem to have much to say about PTFE, anyway. Is this the exception in synthetics?