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Old 06-11-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
sashurlow
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So the primary on my raisin wine is a thrift store Mr Beer. Apparently Mr Beer will distort shape with boiling water. I guess I should have figured that one out. In the future I will have to plan for this and combine ingredients in a pot first.
Should I worry about chemicals leaching into my wine?
Scott

 
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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I'm sure it's made of food grade plastics, so you're probably fine. Let's see pictures though!

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Why the boiling water?

Warmest I've ever used is less than 100 degrees, and that was only for rinsing out a wine kit bag.

 
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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Raisin wine requires boiling water, as does a few other recipes. I'm assuming the hot water helps dissolve sugar and other goodies. http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques97.asp
I managed to keep its shape pretty good by holding the top up until it cooled down, so it still looks like a Mr Beer, only more oval on the cross sections. Fortunately the spigot did not leak.

 
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