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Old 12-07-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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i recently purchased a couple 15 gallon containers that were advertised as "food grade." however, I cannot confirm the food-grade nature of the containers from any information on the containers themselves (that, and they smelled kinda funky/plasticky upon delivery). I fermented a couple batches in them without any off-flavors, but for future use I was hoping to line them with disposable food-grade liners for some peace of mind (their shape fits my fermentation fridge perfectly, so i would like to keep them in service).

I checked this thread as well as this one and although the existence of such 15 gal liners is mentioned, a specific source is not. the only source i could find online is here in canada, and these might work (but are costly), so i was hoping I was missing something obvious and someone knew of a fast and easy source for these. thanks!
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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Trash bags are generally HDPE, IIRC.

 
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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so clear trash bags are the way to go? i've been hearing rumors of insecticide, etc.
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Impossible to say either way. Since they aren't marketed for food contact they aren't tested for it either. And MSDS sheets on common products are proving elusive.

It's a downward spiral really. Even if it is marketed for food contact, is it marketed for extended contact with Acidic solutions? On and on.....

I have been using Reynold Turkey bags for 5 gallon batche and my tail hasn't gotten any longer.

If anything, maybe search for candy bags.

 
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US Plastics has a wide assortment of LDPE and PP Drum Liners. Some for a couple dollars each.

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:08 AM   #6
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Your LHBS should have large containers used for bulk extract which also can be used for fermentors. I have two myself and they work great. I got mine free and it does not hurt to ask.

 
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