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Old 02-26-2014, 12:05 AM   #1
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I have various tubing from home depot, local shop, etc for my setup but I am moving everything in the next couple months to a keezer build and want to replace all the lines to something of decent quality (starsan for example screws the home depot stuff). I live within driving distance from mcmaster carr and would like to get at least 100 ft (4 now, maybe 5 taps when done) of liquid and 50 ft of gas, what would be the best stuff to get as long as it doesn't break the bank? Thanks!

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Best price I found was at Midwest Beverage. They also have the Oetiker clamps at half price as well. 5/16" ID for gas and 3/16" ID for liquid Shipping is not the cheapest though so have your list together and only order once.

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Best price I found was at Midwest Beverage. They also have the Oetiker clamps at half price as well.
Looking for quality but not ridiculously priced. Mcmaster has some good pricing just not sure what to pick.

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Only use hose that is rated for beverage service, like Bevflex. 10' to 12' per tap of 3/16"ID. I use 3/16"ID for gas to simplify my setup but diameter doesn't really matter. Oetiker clamps are the way to go. Warm the tubing in a cup of hot water before crimping. I use 1/4" swivel nuts on my lines, which makes reconfiguration a snap.

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How's http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/120/124/=qv06g3 for liquid?

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You want something that won't give a plastic taste to the beer, so the only one I see on that page that would work (according to the description) is the bottom one and it's like $2.64/foot. That's really so much more expensive than regular beverage line that I don't see an advantage to it.

Here's an interesting read on that: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/beer...c-taste-60380/

I did order some cheap line from McMaster Carr for soda, because soda needs like 30' of line, and it worked great. But it's very rigid and hard to work with, and I wouldn't use it for taps in my kegerator- I used it for one soda keg with a picnic tap because it was not easy to work with. That line is on the site for something like $.15 cents/foot. I can't remember the item number, but I'm sure searching on the forum could dig it up as that was what lead me to that particular line. Again- I would NOT use it in my kegerator but others probably don't mind the difficulty of working with it as much as I do.
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McMaster-Carr 3-A Sanitary Clear PVC Tubing 5231K953 .68 / ft

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McMaster-Carr 3-A Sanitary Clear PVC Tubing 5231K953 .68 / ft
I was looking at that as well, think I could get away with the 1/16 wall? Do you have experience with this tubing? Thanks!
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Midwest Beverage is $31.10 for a 100 FT box of 3/16" ID x 7/16" OD Bevlex Series, Clear PVC BIB/Beer Tubing, 200-0307, just saying.

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