I am almost done with my all-grain equipment and was wondering what kind of tubing is safe for draining the 1st and 2nd runnings into the brew kettle. I was looking into vinyl tubing when I went to home depot this morning, but was advised that it would not be too safe at those temperatures (~170 F). What type of tubing would you guys suggest? Any compromises I might have to make?
I use Silicone tubing for everything in the brewery except serving kegs & gas lines. Silicone cost more upfront but will last a long time and is easy cleaned/sanitized with heat, steam, boiling water, etc.