I have set this thread up in response for a request to move discussion of brass outside of a single vendor's vaporizer. So here it is. Please, anyone, defend using brass in a vaporizer in any of it's parts. Here is a new kickoff: I have had 10 coffee makers in the last 20 years. All of them have been made of stainless steel, food safe plastic and ceramic. True there are traditional Turkish coffee pots made of copper or brass but from 300 years ago, not at Starbucks in 2009. Is brass safe in and around the human body, especially at the high temps of vaping?