Make sure your balls are stainless.

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Make sure your balls are stainless.

Post by LeeH » Wed May 22, 2019 5:28 pm

Never trust what you buy is what you get.

Luckily my keg blocked up due to my hop bag coming open in the keg so not much was consumed.

F me...if I’m not online next week I’ve died of ball bearing poisoning. Image


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Re: Make sure your balls are stainless.

Post by DaveGillespie » Mon May 27, 2019 10:33 am

Is that a float? Where'd you get it?

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Re: Make sure your balls are stainless.

Post by Robwalkeragain » Mon May 27, 2019 1:42 pm

Ebay is terrible for this - try to use reputable suppliers!

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Re: Make sure your balls are stainless.

Post by Kev888 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:16 pm

If the seller just said 'stainless steel' and didn't specify the grade or composition, then that allows for quite a range - including lower grades than we would want for brewing. But even so, there are limits (e.g. 10.5% chrome or more); if I'm judging from the photo correctly there might be more damage than one would expect after a single use, so it could well have been a mistake (or lie) for the material to be called this at all.

By way of comparison, if it were a standard bearing then it would most likely be made of chrome steel - which in a sense is heading towards stainless steel and (being excessively charitable) could possibly be confused. But it normally has only a fraction of the chrome content (say 1.5%) than any of the so-called stainless grades should have (let alone the good ones (ditto for molybdenum)) and so no cosha retailer would call it so.
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Re: Make sure your balls are stainless.

Post by PeeBee » Tue May 28, 2019 12:24 pm

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Ebay is terrible for this - try to use reputable suppliers!
That's a bit unfair on those reputable suppliers that do use eBay!

But with eBay, it is up to the buyer to figure out who is reputable. These will help: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-80mm-Clea ... UIaWg3YlhQ - guaranteed :---)

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Re: Make sure your balls are stainless.

Post by WalesAles » Tue May 28, 2019 8:30 pm

[quote=PeeBee post_id=843809 time=1559042672 user_id=1627
But with eBay, it is up to the buyer to figure out who is reputable. These will help: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-80mm-Clea ... UIaWg3YlhQ - guaranteed :---)
[/quote]

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