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Old 03-27-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default Is Acrylic FDA approved? Could we use it to ferment in?

The reason I ask is because I have a reasonable background in working with the stuff. I went looking at some places and found that I could make a 14.5gal cylindrical fermenter for about $80 in materials. The best part would be that its clear, UV resistant, and not breakable like glass if you drop it.

Anyone have more experience than I in terms of this stuff and if its Food Grade? I am envisioning some 30" tall 12" diameter fermenters in my future.


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Old 03-27-2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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Some acrylic is certainly food-safe. I'm not sure about O2 permeability.

UV resistance is nice but not sufficient on its own to stop skunking (some visible light wavelengths contribute to skunking as well).


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For less money you could buy a 15 gallon poly conical Ace 15 Gallon Biodiesel Tank / Wine Tank (A-IN0015-19)
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True, if you don't count shipping.

Its still up in the air. I am not sure if I am going to be able to get the prices I want to do this.
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