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Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby roostershooter7 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:56 am

I was at Lowes this morning and ran across a sale on the following gray plastic containers. http://www.rubbermaidcommercialproducts.com/c42/c241/2620-BRUTE-Container-without-Lid-Pack-of-6-Pails-p475.html

On the bottom it reads " NSF Food #2 White Yellow Gray."

Does this mean that it's safe to ferment in?

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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby Samohon » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:26 am

A lot of the membership use Rubbermaid products to ferment in, but I dont know about this one.

Some of the guy's will soon chip in to give you the pros and cons...
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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby Husker » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:34 am

I have used them. They are fine. I would strongly recommend the white ones. It seems they are more inert. The gray ones are also supposed to be 'safer', plastisizer wise, and less likely to leach out things like colors, etc. However, I think the white are even better than the gray ones. The price listed is about 3x higher than what I have seen. Looks like that must be highly inflated retail, company direct pricing or something.

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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby cob » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:52 am

be water my friend
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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby roostershooter7 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:37 pm

Husker wrote: The price listed is about 3x higher than what I have seen. Looks like that must be highly inflated retail, company direct pricing or something.

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Yeah, that's a factory direct price, and I was only using it as an example.

My Lowe's store has them on sale right now for $15 / 20 gal. & $22 / 32 gal.

I think, at that price, I might buy a couple of each and use the plastic food liners in the 20 gal. just to be safe. Plus that would keep me from having to clean the fermenter every time. :D

Thanks for the input.
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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby roostershooter7 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:58 pm

Doing a little research and I found a good source for liners ....

Here is a good one for a 20 gallon can. http://www.bestpolybag.com/can-liner-20-30-gallon-5-mil-clear-lldpe-trash-bags-30-36-502095.html

These are food grade plastic liners. Plus, I wouldn't have to worry about buying 2 or 3 at a time. I would have 250 !!!
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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby gobucks85 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Is it safe to use,the putting it in the can or do u need a liner
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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby jholmz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:58 pm

should be fine for fermenting
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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby FloridaShine » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:54 pm

I use the Brute Containers, White ones in 10, 20, 30 gal.
They work great for fermenting!
Have had no taste issues with off flavors and they withstand high temps. like after you boil water and pour it into the grain.
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Re: Is This a Food Safe Container???

Postby gobucks85 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:05 am

Can I order one off the internet???
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