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Old 01-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Is this a common tubing that people use in their setups?
http://www.amazon.com/White-Silicone...7880374&sr=1-5
I have seen something like this at the LHBS but it is much more expensive. I'm currently looking to get about 20-40 ft of tubing for my setup that is better than the standard, tough to bend, reinforced tubing I have now.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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What are you planning on using it for? At 3/16" ID it's useless for kettles and hot wort flow (too damned small). For kegging (liquid out) since it's more expensive (Keg Connection has 3/16" Bevlex at $.49 per foot).

I wouldn't use the reinforced tubing either, since (as you mentioned already) it's a biotch to bend. Doubly so when cold.

I use 3/16" ID Bevlex for my beer lines, and the 5/16 red host that Keg Connection sells for my gas lines.

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Oh, I somehow linked to the wrong one. It was supposed to be 1/2" ID tubing that I want to use for a full 1 tier setup. I'm just trying to find a good flexible tubing for a price that won't kill me.

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Make sure it's 1/8" wall thickness. Like this from Rebel Brewer...

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You want 1/2" tubing with 1/8" wall for everything.

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so I should expect it to be around $2.50-$3 a foot wherever I look?

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Pretty much... From what I've seen, Rebel is among the cheapest at $2.40 per foot.

You also (IMO) want the stuff rated for up to 500F. Just in case it gets a bit close to the flame/heat source on the stand.

If your LHBS has it in sock, and as much as you need, see what they would do on a purchase of the amount you're looking to get. Some won't budge on their per foot price. Others, though, will come down a bit on the per foot price if you buy enough of it. I would also factor in shipping costs when ordering it online. Depending on how fast you NEED it, that could make the LHBS cheaper. Basically, look at the total cost, in hand, from both and then decide where to buy it.

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Brewerswarehouse has it for $2.10/ft. Not sure if it's 1/8" wall though.

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Is this a common tubing that people use in their setups?
http://www.amazon.com/White-Silicone...7880374&sr=1-5
I have seen something like this at the LHBS but it is much more expensive. I'm currently looking to get about 20-40 ft of tubing for my setup that is better than the standard, tough to bend, reinforced tubing I have now.
Thanks
i bought this tubing from amazon and it's the good stuff and cheaper than everywhere else. i also bout the thinner stuff to use with my auto siphon which is waaayyy better than the vinyl stuff since you can boil and reuse forever.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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I actually just found it on NB for 1.65/ft if anyone else was looking for something similar
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/1...ic-tubing.html

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