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Old 02-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Anyone know if it's legal to use plastic fermenters in a commercial brewery, as long as they're food grade?
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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I have never used plastic ferms commercially, but for a time when I was at Bell's in the 80s we used 40gallon, food grade "trash cans" for crash cooling. I see mention of plastic ferms on from time to time, some places are using them so they must be ok too.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:31 AM   #3
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Yes it's fine. I know of three local breweries that use plastic.

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