VacMotion Inline Filter Screens [filter from the fermenter] – Are They Food Grade?

1/2" Hose Barb in-Line Strainer with 50 mesh Stainless Steel Filter Screen

VacMotion Inc Inline Filters are used by some homebrewers to filter to and from the fermenter and more.

These are available in a variety of sizes and have been used by homebrewers for a while.


What are others saying?


Are They Food Grade?

I received this question from an HBF Reader [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] and thought it was worth doing some digging.

Note: The answers that I received were given to me as part of an interaction with VacMotion’s customer support.  As such, the opinions expressed aren’t necessarily an official position statement.  Also, things can change over time.  Contact the manufacturer for current information.

I asked: Is this filter food grade?

Answer I received: Yes, the filters are made of food grade materials.

Along with this chart:

I followed up with: So, regardless of operating pressure it is not safe for food above 125?

After some back and forth the VacMotion representative said that at lower pressures the filter materials can see see temps up to 180 deg F.

Considering all of this, these, these seem best suited pre-boil or post-chiller related activities.

Also, something interesting…. I don’t want to say anything specific, but it is quite curios how similar the Bouncer at VacMotion Filters look.

Related: Hands on Review Bouncer Inline Filter and Bouncer MD

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.


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