Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Group Buy: Accuflex Bev-Seal Ultra barrier line

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-16-2011, 01:14 AM   #221
BoogieBrandBooze
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 169
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Well after much more frustration trying with boiling water I gave in and bought a cheap heat gun from Harbor Freight. That was the key for me. Heat it until you can jam a large Phillips head screwdriver in there, push the fitting on, then heat the tubing again to shrink and set it around the barb. Worked like a charm and so far no leaks and no clamps needed. Might just buy another 100ft of this stuff now that I know I can use it...

__________________
BoogieBrandBooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2011, 04:21 PM   #222
BirdmanBrewingCo
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
BirdmanBrewingCo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,128
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoogieBrandBooze View Post
Well after much more frustration trying with boiling water I gave in and bought a cheap heat gun from Harbor Freight. That was the key for me. Heat it until you can jam a large Phillips head screwdriver in there, push the fitting on, then heat the tubing again to shrink and set it around the barb. Worked like a charm and so far no leaks and no clamps needed. Might just buy another 100ft of this stuff now that I know I can use it...
Hey Boogie - FYI - we are down to our last 250' of this.
__________________
Birdman Brewing Company
Homebrew and Draft Beer Gear
Exploring Beer. Cheaper.

www.birdmanbrewing.com
401-400-BREW (2739)

Facebook BirdmanBrewingCompany

BeerSmith 2.1 just $21.89 every day!
BirdmanBrewingCo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2011, 04:38 PM   #223
Sark
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 19
Default

Has anyone played around with the length of the line for a nitro (beergas) tap? Usually the length of line for nitro doesn't matter all that much, but I was curious what has worked for others with accuflex. Thanks!

__________________
Sark is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2011, 04:18 PM   #224
BirdmanBrewingCo
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
BirdmanBrewingCo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,128
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Hey gang - just FYI that we are now all sold out of this line. Would love to see more pics posted to this thread with everyone's tubing in action. Thanks!

__________________
Birdman Brewing Company
Homebrew and Draft Beer Gear
Exploring Beer. Cheaper.

www.birdmanbrewing.com
401-400-BREW (2739)

Facebook BirdmanBrewingCompany

BeerSmith 2.1 just $21.89 every day!
BirdmanBrewingCo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #225
emjay
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
emjay's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 12,694
Liked 1711 Times on 1600 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'd also like to see some more pics

__________________
emjay is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-24-2011, 06:33 PM   #226
BirdmanBrewingCo
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
BirdmanBrewingCo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,128
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

FYI - we put this back up for pre-order again. Should have it in stock in the next week.

__________________
Birdman Brewing Company
Homebrew and Draft Beer Gear
Exploring Beer. Cheaper.

www.birdmanbrewing.com
401-400-BREW (2739)

Facebook BirdmanBrewingCompany

BeerSmith 2.1 just $21.89 every day!
BirdmanBrewingCo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-25-2011, 01:04 AM   #227
BirdmanBrewingCo
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
BirdmanBrewingCo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,128
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

FYI - Another batch of tubing is up on our website for order in case anyone wants some.

__________________
Birdman Brewing Company
Homebrew and Draft Beer Gear
Exploring Beer. Cheaper.

www.birdmanbrewing.com
401-400-BREW (2739)

Facebook BirdmanBrewingCompany

BeerSmith 2.1 just $21.89 every day!
BirdmanBrewingCo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2011, 07:34 AM   #228
ocluke
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ocluke's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 341
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

I'm a n00b, so forgive me if this is an obtuse question, but wouldn't it make more sense to just order 1/4" ID tubing to decrease the length of line needed for each tap? Does this manufacturer not make 1/4" ID tubing?

The average keezer/keg setup only needs a handful of line between the keg and the tap, and it would be nice to not have the first half/three-quarters of your glass be beer that's been sitting in a line (especially for the beers you drink less often). It would also be nice to not have to manage 80ft of line inside cramped quarters.

Any clarification would be helpful. Thanks.

__________________
ocluke is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2011, 10:35 AM   #229
emjay
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
emjay's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 12,694
Liked 1711 Times on 1600 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Yes, they offer 1/4" tubing. In fact, it's much easier to get. But...

1/4" would vastly INCREASE the length of line required. It's a wider diameter than 3/16" (1/4" = 4/16"), which would significantly decrease line resistance per foot, thereby requiring a much greater length to get the same total resistance.

Cramped quarters are not an issue because the outer diameter is much smaller than equivalent vinyl tubing. You can fit a lot more line in the same amount of space.

And lastly, beer sitting in the line is a non-issue. In fact, that's a major reason why many of us have bought this tubing. Beer that sits in a vinyl line for an extended period of time will start tasting like plastic. Beer that sits in barrier tubing such as this, even for months, will be just as good as the beer sitting in the keg.

__________________
emjay is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #230
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 9,404
Liked 1031 Times on 836 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ocluke View Post
I'm a n00b, so forgive me if this is an obtuse question, but wouldn't it make more sense to just order 1/4" ID tubing to decrease the length of line needed for each tap? Does this manufacturer not make 1/4" ID tubing?

The average keezer/keg setup only needs a handful of line between the keg and the tap, and it would be nice to not have the first half/three-quarters of your glass be beer that's been sitting in a line (especially for the beers you drink less often). It would also be nice to not have to manage 80ft of line inside cramped quarters.

Any clarification would be helpful. Thanks.
Not sure what you're basing all that on, but it's completely backwards.

3/16″ ID vinyl tubing = ~3 psi/ft
1/4″ ID vinyl tubing = ~0.85 psi/ft

Those numbers vary depending on the actual types of tubing, but their relationship won't change much.

So to balance a system you'd need like four times as much 1/4" ID tubing as 3/16", and then you'd have way, way more beer sitting in the tubing between pours...

Cheers!
__________________
day_trippr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storing hops - Barrier bags and sealer WBC Equipment/Sanitation 20 11-29-2009 02:36 PM
Ultra Cleaning TxBrew Equipment/Sanitation 5 01-28-2009 05:41 PM
Ultra Palmolive Oxy Plus w/Bleach Alternative gyrfalcon Equipment/Sanitation 20 10-26-2007 12:31 AM
Igloo Ice Cube 60-quart Ultra Roller Cooler ChillyP Equipment/Sanitation 6 03-14-2007 11:17 AM
Ultra Violet voodoochild7 Equipment/Sanitation 21 12-17-2005 12:11 AM