Originally Posted by Slipgate
I've read on here recently that this is not good. But I have been using for over 3 years the same primary bucket and have always just dumped it in straight from the boil. I've never had any issues. I cannot imaging what type of problem you could have from putting hot wort into a plastic bucket.
My only concern would be melted plastic getting in the wort. If a couple drops of chlorine give you bandaid beer, not sure what melted plastic would do.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Unless anybody says anything I figure I'll cool it in the pot for a little while but once the cooling starts slowing, and the wort's around mash temperatures, I'll transfer. If you can put 175 F water in a picnic cooler you can do it to a food grade pail.