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Old 07-12-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Pricing on EJ Beverage Beer and Gas Line Complete Coversion Kit

So Eldon James is coming out with a "revolutionary" PVC free tubing conversion kit for home draft setups. Unlike your basic Lowes/Home Depot vinyl tubing, it's supposed to impart zero off flavors and also be anti-microbial. I saw an ad in BYO or Zymurgy a little while back about it and signed up for the newsletter. Anyway, yesterday I got an email saying they'd be available soon and that I was entitled to 40% off since I signed up for the newsletter. I can't find anything about their targeted price for these kits. Sounds like they were at NHC this year so I was hoping someone may have heard the planned price. Since I got a 40% off coupon, it makes me think this stuff is going to be expensive. Anyone heard any rumors? Here's a link to their site if you want to read more about it or sign up for the newsletter, http://www.eldonjames.com/homebrewtubing.html

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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flexelene has been available for a long time 3/16"id-5/16"od is about $1.25 a foot.

us plastics or Coleparmer direct. no need to pay more or wait.

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That definitely sounds like the same thing but there's got to be some differences...maybe wall thickness, flexibility, transparency? The wall thickness of Flexelene seems pretty thin based on what I'm seeing online (1/32 and 1/16). Another site indicates it's the most flexible tubing they sell, so perhaps Flexelene is too flexible for draft purposes (maybe has a tendency to kink). Anyone ever tried it that can provide feedback? Also, I'm not seeing much info re PSI rating.

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Great to see the discussion. You both are correct. The Flexelene FXAG is PVC Free and antimicoribial; however the new tubing, "Brew Silver", is constructed specifically for draught systems (this is the one that has been testing at New Belgium). You are correct. It is more clear and more flexible than Flexelene (Flexelene antimicrobial is blue) and is more like PVC in feel and appearance. It will be available in the conversion kits and by the foot through home brew shops and online retailers. The full kit (coiled antimicrobial beer line, coiled gas line, clamps and a free sample of cleaner), will retail for $39.95 and $24.95 for the single tubing option. If you have signed up online through www.homebrewtubing.com, you will get 40% off of that directly from the manufacturer once it launches.

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Great to see the discussion. You both are correct. The Flexelene FXAG is PVC Free and antimicoribial; however the new tubing, "Brew Silver", is constructed specifically for draught systems (this is the one that has been testing at New Belgium). You are correct. It is more clear and more flexible than Flexelene (Flexelene antimicrobial is blue) and is more like PVC in feel and appearance. It will be available in the conversion kits and by the foot through home brew shops and online retailers. The full kit (coiled antimicrobial beer line, coiled gas line, clamps and a free sample of cleaner), will retail for $39.95 and $24.95 for the single tubing option. If you have signed up online through www.homebrewtubing.com, you will get 40% off of that directly from the manufacturer once it launches.
Awesome, thanks for the clarifications! I don't suppose there's a tentative launch date yet, is there?
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The kits should be in full production and ready to go in about 4-6 weeks.

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Any update on shipping timeframe?

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I know this thread is old, but it looks like EJ Beverage was at the craft brewer's conference a couple weeks ago and the ad for this product popped up in the new Zymurgy issue. There was a press release for it that mentioned morebeer.com, but from what I've heard from morebeer they haven't heard anything about this product. Here is an excerpt from the press release. "It is anticipated that 2014 will be a big year for EJ Beverage. Beginning in April, the beverage line will be available through online retailers, with More Flavor (morebeer.com) as the first to launch this innovative line of tubing and connectors." Has anyone heard anything about when this will be available, and from where?

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Default Pricing on EJ Beverage Beer and Gas Line Complete Coversion Kit

I got a notice about an introductory price of 29.99 for the kit, which is 40% off the regular retail price for a kit. The kit consisted of one 7 foot beverage line, one 5 foot gas line (both 3/16") and four clamps.

I have five taps so $150 is way too steep to try to justify to SWMBO. Not to mention, based on my temp and psi, I normally use lines closer to 10 feet long to avoid foaming. So I plan to proceed with my current method which is to clean and sanitize after kicking a keg and replacing them as needed.

They did provide a link in the email but it doesn't appear to be working right now as I got an error message saying it couldn't find that item, but here it is: http://tubingandfittings.eldonjames....s-2/budlc-kit?

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Morebeer.com is selling various sizes and two types (PVC free and antimicrobial, as well as pvc free without the silver antimicrobial lining). I just ordered some "ultra barrier silver" and it should be here Wednesday. The reason I wanted to try it is due to plastic flavors I'm getting from my normal vinyl tubing. I'll report back to let you know if this stuff is worth the money. I only have two lines, but I also use 10' per line, so it can be pricey, but hopefully it is worth it. The antimicrobial 3/16" ID line is $1.69/foot.

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