Originally Posted by The Pol
Why are ppl using 3/8" components? I used all 1/2" on mine, the flow rates are alot higher... where did the 3/8" stuff come from? I thought 1/2" was standard.
A 3/8" hose barb on a 3/8" adapter is a standard fitting. I used the 3/8" hose on mine to throttle back the flow a little. My MLT drains out plenty fast enough, the extra 10 or so seconds it might take is not going to ruin my brew day.
Just checked flyguy's build thread and it calls for a 3/8" ball valve. Since his thread is pretty much the Holy Grail of MLT threads, I'd say that 3/8" is the standard.