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Old 01-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I posted this in a couple other threads where people were wondering about the possibility of BPA in their mash tuns. I'm re-posting it here for all to see. If others could add to this thread by noting other companies that make BPA-free coolers, that'd be great (I wouldn't be surprised if all companies have already done away with BPA, but it'd be good to know for sure). Anyway, here's the post:


I'm about to get into all-grain brewing. Because I'll be using a cooler as a mash tun, I wondered about whether the plastic used in such coolers was BPA free. From looking through threads here, I couldn't find any conclusive statements. So I tweeted at Igloo coolers and they responded that all Igloo products are BPA-free. In fact, they seem to be aware of homebrewers' use of their products, as this was their reply:

@IglooProducts: All of our products are BPA-free! Igloo Coolers are great for homebrewing.

So there ya go. If you're not sure if your cooler is BPA free, you could also check the recycling number. From some other research I did online, it looks like BPA is only found in Number 3 and Number 7 plastics (but don't quote me on that).

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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Thanks, I've been using an old cooler and I'm planning on getting a new bigger one soon. This will help.

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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My igloo 48qt "ice cube" has worked great for me so far. Do you know how long igloo products have been BPA free? My cooler is a few years old. Still assuming it is and just finished mashing in it, so obviously not too worried anyway.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:57 AM   #4
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that's cool to know. i wish i knew if rubbermaid were too

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:59 AM   #5
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according to the website the water coolers are now BPA free

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Pages/LearnAboutBPA.aspx

 
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