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Offline damienpryan

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Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:31:46 pm »
Finally my old plastic Gerry-rigged uncapping trays have died.

I found these mesh draws in Bunnings that fit inside a crate.
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I figure that I put a piece of wood on top with a nail to balance the frames and I'll have an uncapping tray that will drain the cappings.
The mesh draws cost $20 (AUD) and the crate $10 (AUD) so $30 for the lot.

Do you think it will work ok?

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Damien

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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 11:38:43 pm »
It will work but is the plastic food grade?

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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 12:06:56 am »
Not food grade crate.
Neither is the mesh tray which looks to be plastic covered metal.
Good point.

I am a hobby beekeeper, but if I ever want to sell honey then I should keep it food grade.


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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 08:18:16 am »
Hi i bought a tay the other day it says it is virgin p/p which means it s not recycled plastic i think a lot of the black ones are recycled plastic it wasnt as deep as the one you show and was gray in color ,being virgin material it should be ok and after seeing some of the others extraction methods i am not to worried about it ,i think as long as this is all it is used for should be fine . 

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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 08:20:57 am »

Why even consider letting your honey get into contact with non food grade plastic?
You can?t sell it and you sure wouldn?t want to eat it yourself.
Only use materials suitable to process honey.

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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 09:15:59 am »

Why even consider letting your honey get into contact with non food grade plastic?
You can?t sell it and you sure wouldn?t want to eat it yourself.
Only use materials suitable to process honey.
Are the wooden frames food grade?
Although I don't like storing honey in plastic, food grade or not I do use plastic in the process.  I wouldn't buy new plastic tubs but three or four year old tubs should be fine.  My extractor was made from a polypropylene 55 gal barrel.
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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 09:25:39 am »
The plastic tubs should have a stamp on them, the plastic recycling code.
Numbers 2,4 and 5 are food grade, 1 is also ok but made for single use.
Forget about 3 and 7.

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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 07:57:58 pm »
Back in the 90's the only place you could get a decent tub from vvas the masters butchers i bought 2 around 94 still got them really tough and used in the meat industry ,i think people make to much of a big deal about this food grade rubbishas long as everything is vvashed out properly should be ok.Hovv many people here have got those plastic cutting boards all that happens to them is they get vvashed off and people use them every day for all kinds of food ,butchers dont go relacing there tubs every time they use them they get vvashed out vvith disenfectant and left to dry on a rack .

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Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 04:53:39 pm »
Just something i should have mentioned the other day ,there is a company called admerch who sell food grade stacking tubs like the one you shown ,i am not affiliated with this company at all but they are australia wide prices are good and if you buy like i did this month freight is free ,if the price i see in the picture is true then they are a couple of dollars more expensive but are "food grade" check them out .