The Brew Bag Blog — food safe
Is The Brew Bag food safe?
food safe polyester fabric The Brew Bag
Frequently we are asked if the material we use to make the bags is food safe. Every component of the the bags is made from 100% polyester - thread, strap, material. Above you'll see the results of the test on the entire bag - all materials passed. For competitive reasons we have blocked out the name of our manufacturer. Below are links to other sites that confirm the results of our test. http://www.tfia.com.au/satellite/textiles/about-polyester Polyester is the name of the fibre extruded from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a widely used synthetic fibre traditionally used in clothing and bedding. Polyester does...
Can a grown man rip The Brew Bag?
BIAB brew in a bag fabric for a brew bag food safe making a brew bag polyester fabric The Brew Bag voile
I've never been asked that question, but in response to "is the bag strong?" I say, "the material can not be ripped by any man I know, (meaning the phone book rippers may be able to rip the bag, but I don't know any of them) and because of the strength and composition of the fibers, it will not rip - even after being cut. You can see a stress test of the fabric holding a forty pound container of water here. In preparation for retail sales of The Brew Bag, we did all manner of testing on the material and the strapping. We pulled...