I'm currently in the process of putting together a copper mash tun
manifold to fit into a 10 gallon Gott cooler.
The set up will follow Michael Hoyts "Gott Cooler Mash-Tun Manifold 2.0
(without vent pipe) instructions. (ie, a few lengths of copper tubing
fitted to 3 copper T fittings to form a circle. The circle lays in the
bottom of the cooler, blah, blah, blah).
Anyway, my question is: Is it okay to use "plumbing solder" (lead free
silver...) to join the copper tubing and the T fittings. What about the
flux??? Does it have to be used for the solder to adhere to the unions??
Is the flux harmful? Is the solder harmful? What do I do, just wash it
There are various warnings on both the solder and the flux that they are
harmful to the body, etc, etc. So, I'm a little concerned... :)
I'm pretty sure this has been done before, as I've read a couple
articles on rims and 3 tier construction and it seems that people do lay
soldered copper fittings into a mash..
Any advice/info would GREATLY appreciated..