Originally Posted by messler
out of curiosity, how different is beer line from the line you use to siphon your beer the rest of the time? Could I just use stuff from the hardware store if its the right size?
No way Jose. The beer line is way thicker of a wall which provides resistance to help reduce foaming up. Sometimes you'll need to use more than the shortest run possible to prevent the foaming up too.
The stuff at the hardware store usually isn't food safe. Read the package closely. The stuff at my local Home Depot clearly reads 'Not for water line use' or something like that and it is very thin walled.
Take a look at how thick the wall of the tubing should be:Link
- I have seen tubing with a thicker wall than this too.