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hughyg

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Hi guys
Does anyone know where I can find food grade epoxy in Adelaide or just Australia. I have a wine press that I need to repaint
Cheers in advance
Hugh
 

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Selleys knead it aqua? THink it might be at bunnings but can't be sure.
 

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Selleys knead it aqua? THink it might be at bunnings but can't be sure.
gonna be a bastard trying to paint his winepress with knead-it :p

actually - food grade epoxy paint is an interesting idea..... all manner of interesting vessels could be made out of wood or other materials and then painted into inert food grade-ness. They used to make plenty of fermenters out of mild steel or wood and then just paint em up... why couldn't homebrewers do it too?

wooden conical anyone?
 

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look around for the stuff they seal refrigeration/freezer room floor's with,it might be food grade
 

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I just did parts of my cider press that are consumable and come in contact with juice with water based cabbots poly uratheyne (or how ever you spell it) the rest of the frame is done with a 2:1 kanuba/parafin wax as i llike the look and feel of the wax but the up keep is gonna be a bitch :p
 

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flowcoat? (brush on gelcoat) not sure if it would stick to straight timber really well though, normally used on fibreglass
if its ok for us to use in brine tanks and freezer rooms on fishing boats thats 'food grade' enough for me :)

could always give it a coat of some other epoxy then flowcoat over the top
 

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gonna be a bastard trying to paint his winepress with knead-it :p

actually - food grade epoxy paint is an interesting idea..... all manner of interesting vessels could be made out of wood or other materials and then painted into inert food grade-ness. They used to make plenty of fermenters out of mild steel or wood and then just paint em up... why couldn't homebrewers do it too?

wooden conical anyone?
I've actually been considering this (with out the paint) - think saisons, oud bruin - but seperate fermenting equipment for each style.
 

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I had a bit of a look around - there are lots of coatings that are considered OK for incidental food contact. For the OP, they are mostly epoxies and I think they'd be fine for the wine press - a bit of googling for "paint" and "food contact" and you hit some product description pdfs from wattyl, dulux etc for the right sort of stuff.

Coatings for direct food contact.... less common and I think you'd need to actually speak to some specialist paint suppliers. Although, there is a bit of a line in bitumen based coatings for the inside of water tanks. The specs say its acid and alkalai resistant and is tickety boo for potable water tanks. And - well - the inside of wooden beer kegs was coated with pitch for many a long year and still today, so I guess that this sort of substance would be fine.

Can you sanitise and clean it to brewing type standards? different question - but there must be appropriate "paints" because I know they've been used in the past. Just a matter of finding them.
 

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BTW here is a picture of the offending press! Its a 50cm diameter one I got from gumtree for $100. So If I can get it up and going it will be bargin. If not then I'll stick in the garden cause it looks cool!

 

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I had a bit of a look around - there are lots of coatings that are considered OK for incidental food contact. For the OP, they are mostly epoxies and I think they'd be fine for the wine press - a bit of googling for "paint" and "food contact" and you hit some product description pdfs from wattyl, dulux etc for the right sort of stuff.

Coatings for direct food contact.... less common and I think you'd need to actually speak to some specialist paint suppliers. Although, there is a bit of a line in bitumen based coatings for the inside of water tanks. The specs say its acid and alkalai resistant and is tickety boo for potable water tanks. And - well - the inside of wooden beer kegs was coated with pitch for many a long year and still today, so I guess that this sort of substance would be fine.

Can you sanitise and clean it to brewing type standards? different question - but there must be appropriate "paints" because I know they've been used in the past. Just a matter of finding them.
PU used those huge tuns lined with pitch for decades, burnt out and repitched after each batch. Damm you interbrew for stopping it :(
 

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BTW here is a picture of the offending press! Its a 50cm diameter one I got from gumtree for $100. So If I can get it up and going it will be bargin. If not then I'll stick in the garden cause it looks cool!


Gorgeous
 

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Just use polyurethane, its fine. These days the standards for "food grade" have got pretty tough. You arent going to get cancer, so long as its acid resistant and lead-free I reckon you can't ask much more. For many years the wine industry used concrete tanks with wax lining, a few still in use but most have gone to plastic or ss.
 

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