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Spartan1979 04-21-2011 05:59 PM

Beer hose length
 
My neighbor is setting up a draft tower on his bar, but the fridge is several feet away from the tower. The hoses he got are the standard 5 foot 3/16 in. I know that's the ideal length, but what does one do if one needs longer hoses?

I tried to talk him out of this, he's making it more complicated than it needs to be, but that's what he wanted.

BendBrewer 04-21-2011 06:02 PM

He gets a longer hose.

Spartan1979 04-21-2011 06:06 PM

Doesn't the diameter have to change, and then there's a new proper length?

LKABrewer 04-21-2011 06:07 PM

See http://www.iancrockett.com/brewing/i...gbalance.shtml . It looks like if you need longer lines, then they will need to be bigger ID, like 1/4" instead of 3/16" standard. Bigger hose means less resistance!

BendBrewer 04-21-2011 06:09 PM

http://www.brewersfriend.com/2009/07...-and-pressure/

That breaks it down to a formula that would seem handy for you.

Go Blue!

Spartan1979 04-21-2011 06:15 PM

Thanks. I finally found it at Micromatic. They say 12' of 1/4" ID hose.

Brewerforlife 04-22-2011 09:09 PM

Are the lines going to be outside of a refridgerated cooler? If so, they must be kept chilled somehow.

Spartan1979 04-24-2011 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewerforlife (Post 2861614)
Are the lines going to be outside of a refridgerated cooler? If so, they must be kept chilled somehow.

I know, they're running through a 4" insulated duct. I'm trying to get him to force cold air into the duct, but he won't until he has a issue.


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