Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby Techbrau » Wed May 10, 2017 1:02 pm

caedus wrote:The balls are polypropylene, with some sort of fluid in them to insulate them. I would imagine some sort of glycol solution or maybe a salt solution? Who knows, I will contact the company.


I highly doubt it's glycol if they're designed to potentially be in contact with foodstuffs.
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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby caedus » Thu May 11, 2017 3:03 pm

They aren't for contact with food, sous vide is supposed to be vacuum sealed, then you put it into a hot water bath that these sit on top.

@Weizen, when you purchase a pro brewing system, feel free to add whatever you want. We are limited on budget and space, we got a deal on a 7bbl system we are retrofitting for low oxygen brewing.
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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby Weizenberg » Thu May 11, 2017 3:16 pm

caedus wrote:@Weizen, when you purchase a pro brewing system, feel free to add whatever you want. We are limited on budget and space, we got a deal on a 7bbl system we are retrofitting for low oxygen brewing.


Does the system already exist?
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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby Techbrau » Thu May 11, 2017 4:57 pm

caedus wrote:They aren't for contact with food.


Then why put them in your wort? :shock:

I'd verify for certain that whatever they're filled with won't hurt you or somebody else who drinks your beer. Otherwise you are trusting your safety and that of others to a thin layer of cheaply made plastic.
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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby caedus » Thu May 11, 2017 5:49 pm

It looks like they are empty actually, and they are Polypropylene, which is food grade and autoclavable. I am not worried about the food contact.
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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby Weizenberg » Thu May 11, 2017 6:33 pm

I would be.
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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby caedus » Thu May 11, 2017 6:35 pm

Why would you be weizen?
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Re: Variable Floating Lid for Kettle, Sous Vide Balls?

Postby Weizenberg » Thu May 11, 2017 7:30 pm

Plastics are OK at room temps. Once it goes higher you can get petrochemicals leaking. Although they may be below accepted govt limits, I'd rather not have them.

Arguably that's just bias and preference.
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