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Old 02-22-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Plastic like taste with keg lines

Has anyone ever noticed a strange, plastic like taste coming from black vinyl tap lines?

I've noticed it now ever since I replaced my tap lines with around 24 feet or so of black vinyl 1/4" tubing. I only notice it with the first pour. If I dump the first ounce or two I don't notice it. Will this go away eventually or should I look for a different type of tubing? What kind do you guys recommend? Thanks!

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Black vinyl tubing? Was it food-safe?

I would definitely replace that stuff with some good NSF 51 beer line.

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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black vinyl tubing? Was it food-safe?

I would definitely replace that stuff with some good nsf 51 beer line.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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I bought it at a brew supply store so I thought it was the right thing.

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Okay, just checked it. It's actually PVC tubing, NSF-51. Should be the right stuff?

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PVC can impart a taste. If you get Accuflex Bev-seal ultra (3/16 and 1/4 available) you won't have any issues (or another glass lined tubing). I think bird man is selling some.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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5' of clear tubing has a slight hint of plastic which is no big deal to me. I can't even taste it with the beers on tap right now unless I pour a shot glass as the first pour. 24' of pvc is going to have a lot of it. Either get the rigid tubing suggested or 8' of 3/16' pvc.

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Here's the link of the Cadillac of line, $28 for 50ft in retail form. If you need lots of it you can get it through one of the accuflex VARs in 1000ft bulk reels.

http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/accufl...free-shipping/

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link! I'll check out the good stuff

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