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food grade silicone sealant for cooler/mash tun
« on: May 18, 2011, 04:11:42 PM »
So I'm in the big city(Midland TX) for a couple of days and have access to Lowes and Home Depot.  Does anybody know of a brand of silicone sealant I can use on my future mash tun that I can find at one of these places, or some other place I can look?
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: food grade silicone sealant for cooler/mash tun
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 06:18:59 PM »
There's probably a PetSmart or PetCo or whatever in the area.  The fish section should have aquarium sealant which should do the trick.
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Re: food grade silicone sealant for cooler/mash tun
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 06:32:03 PM »
If it says kitchen on it it should be food grade.

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Re: food grade silicone sealant for cooler/mash tun
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 08:31:10 PM »
Will these handle the heat? 
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: food grade silicone sealant for cooler/mash tun
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 09:01:55 PM »
There's probably a PetSmart or PetCo or whatever in the area.  The fish section should have aquarium sealant which should do the trick.

+1 If it won't kill a fish, it won't kill you. Fish are pretty much used in homebrews the same way canaries are used in mining. I'm pretty sure I read that in a Zymurgy a couple years ago. Maybe it was BYO.
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Re: food grade silicone sealant for cooler/mash tun
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 07:11:58 AM »
Will these handle the heat? 

Yeah, no problem.  It's been the sealant on my Xtreme cooler mashtun for years.
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