From the HBD Archive
From: weinberg@duvel.ias.edu (Martin Weinberg)
Subject: Re: Brewing in garbage pails
Date: 1989-06-10 16:03:02 GMT

> How safe/advisable is it to brew (primary fermentation) in a plastic
> garbage can? (Such as those made of hard plastic sold by Hefty.)

I have been told that plastic garbage cans (especially brown ones)
contain carcinogenic dyes which may be leached by the fermenting
brews. To be safe, we should probably stick to those white (nylon?)
food-grade buckets. Personally, I recommend glass carbuoys and the
blow-off method.

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