For whatever reason, in my experience, it’s extremely difficult to find offerings that claim to be safe for food contact. Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.
But why? One possible reason… they aren’t food safe. Beyond that, one industry insider I spoke with said suppliers have a potential problem with fulfillment. Since many options and materials are available, It’s difficult for some distributors or sellers to guarantee you’re getting a food safe option.
- Just because an o-ring is marketed for use in a keg doesn’t automatically mean that the materials and production processes used are food safe.
- If you think about it from a random supplier or manufacturer’s perspective… they don’t know what you’re putting in your keg, maybe it’s not even food. The problem that we, as homebrewers, have is is… beer is food and meant for human consumption.
- You cannot say all o-rings made from [fill in material here] are food safe. Certain quality standards and processes are required.
The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs.
Finally a food safe option! Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings. They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.
Sale & Limited Time Shipping Special
- All options are on sale. Prices range from $4.99 to $10.99 depending on quantity
- As of this posting they are running a shipping special. Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost as a single pack.
- Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
- Mix and match – Choose from – post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
- Valid for US addresses.
- Check site for current selection, price and availability.
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