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Old 11-23-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Is fiber reinforced polypropylene food safe for a fermentor?

I am going to be building a Inductor tank fermentor soon, and wanted to use full size quick disconnects. I work at Napa Autoparts, and can get "gator lock" cam lock fittings for dirt cheap. My only issue is that I cannot find conclusive info if the fiber reinforced polypropylene is food safe at low temperatures. I know there are FDA polypropylene specific fittings elsewhere, but the cost is four/five times more than what I would be paying. I would be using them for the dump valve and yeast catcher, but depending on safety levels, I am considering using them on everything in the brewery. Any input guys?

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Old 11-23-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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I am not sure, however, I think some folks were talking about that on this thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/supe...onical-276378/

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Old 11-23-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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In a former life, I sold glass reinforced PP into NSF applications. Assuming this is what you have, I'd say you're good to go.

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This is good news. For about $60. 00 in camlocks I can outfit the entire brewery, fermentor, and have a few extras. Hopefully the wife bought me the inductor for Xmas so I don't have to

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Well, I have most all of my fittings. Looking pretty good. Picked up a 26 gallon fermenter, and getting an 15 gallon inductor tank in two weeks(Xmas). So next step is finding some kegs to cut to make some keggles to help if them up.
I also have to source some hose; Anyone have any good links on 1.5 hose that is not reinforced vinyl?

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Fyi, been using the poly camlocks and valves on my fermenters, and they have been great. Quick cleanup, make racking and harvesting a breeze.

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