10/31/2012 -- what is the thread size of your 3 pc stainless ball valve. i need 3/4 ". thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They are 1/2" NPT. Please understand that you cannot simply measure across the opening. NPT stands for National Pipe Threads, as decribed here:http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/npt-national-pipe-taper-threads-d_750.html
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
11/30/2009 -- What are the merits of a stainless spigot (vs. the less expensive brass spigot)?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Functionally, there is none. They work the same.Many people including breweries prefer stainless steel because it is tough (durable) and impervious to chemical attack. The drawback is the cost.Brass spigots are less so, and fit more budgets!There are also some people who are concerned about the brass components "leaching" into their brew. It's difficult to determine how valid this is.
2/22/2009 -- What is the complete list of parts I need to use a brass ball valve and bazooka t screen on a converted sanke keg?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: See the associated product list below. It also requires drilling a 1.062" hole for proper installation, some teflon tape between the nipple joints, and sockets for tightening the joints.
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
6/1/2006 -- Is brass OK to use in a boil kettle, mash tun, and/or HLT? I've heard something that it has to be treated because it contains lead. I've been using one in my mash tun for years now and don't notice any effects but was just curious.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Personally, I believe the tiny amount of lead is not enough to worry about, especially since your wort only touches a small bit of it (briefly) on the way out. There are ways to treat the lead prior to using it by soaking it in a solution that leaches out the surface lead.If that is a concern, however, we do have an all stainless steel unit as well!
2/3/2005 -- If I order the ball valve does it come installed, or do I need to add the 1/2" NPT fitting as well?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, it doesn't come with the fitting. If you want it installed, order this item:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=204This gets you the ballvalve, the thru-wall fitting, and the stainless nipple that connects the two.
10/27/2004 -- I got a ball valve that is made of brass from Home Depot for a Keg I am making into a brewpot. Was this a bad Idea? Now I see stainless steel ball valves and silicone seals rated up to 450 degrees. My ball valve does not have a tempureature rating. Will it fail? Is Brass Bad?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, I don't think it's such a bad idea. A brass ball valve works well. Some people object to brass due to the lead content, but I suspect the amount of leaching is very small indeed.
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