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jd-santaclarita 12-29-2012 09:57 PM

Can the Brewcraft 30L fermenter handle hot wort?
I know its probably a strange question, but I can't seem to find out what kind of plastic this brewcraft fermenter is made out of: http://www.store.homebrew4less.com/Brewcraft-8-Gallon-Fermenter/productinfo/BC1377-1/

I assumed it was hpde and could handle the heat, but after looking at it today I'm not sure. I have a batch mashing in right now and my plan was to do a no/slow chill method where i transfer the wort into this fermenter, pop it in the cooler and pitch the yeast tomorrow. I'm a little worried now though. Any ideas or thoughts on what this is made out of or if can handle the heat, etc?

Thanks all,

Golddiggie 12-29-2012 10:01 PM

If it doesn't indicate HDPE on the bottom, assume it won't handle higher temps (above 140-150F).

brehmca 01-02-2013 06:27 PM

Give HB4L a call, Blaine will tell you if it is stamped with HDPE on teh bottom.

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