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Old 05-03-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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Quick question on beer tubing. Will 1/4" ID tubing fit a 5/16" barb fitting? I'm looking to order my cornie disconnects (1/4") from Northern Brewer and my regulator, Y fitting, and hose barbs (5/16") from BeverageFactory. Can I get away with 1/4" ID tubing?

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Old 05-03-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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Yeah, you might have to hold the hose under hot water to get it on but it will fit. Also should make a real good seal

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Old 05-06-2007, 05:13 AM   #3
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1/4" tubing is fine for gas lines but unless you are mounting the taps remotely from the keg fridge you will want to use 3/16" ID, thick walled, foam free beverage tubing.

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Old 05-06-2007, 05:18 AM   #4
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You'll need a minimum of 9' of 1/4" tubing to prevent foaming at the tap. 6' of 3/16" works equally as well.

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