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Old 12-09-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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I have two handy-dandy buckets I use around the house for measuring out gallon-quantities of liquid (as they're graduated on the side). I'm wondering if there is any way to tell if they're food-grade. They say made from HDPE on the bottom, and I believe that's what standard fermenters are made from...

...I ask because I want to use the bucket to combine my mash and sparge volumes for a stove top all grain. Can these HDPE buckets stand up to 150*F + temperatures?
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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I use a hdpe bucket to transfer 185F water from kettle to mashtun, no problems yet.

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Old 12-09-2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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Yup, HDPE is ok.
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