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Old 11-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Red or Clear CO2 hose?

Mine are clear, but I see a lot of red. I've always preferred clear hose just so I can see inside it. But, is the red better?

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Not that I'm aware of. My first hose is red and the rest are clear. No difference that I can ascertain.

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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Red makes the beer taste more fresh...

Just kidding, unless there is some difference in pressure rating, not going to make a difference.

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The color difference is just to differentiate between your gas and liquid lines. I like the red color as I think it looks cool, and it makes it easier to quickly ID what lines are which.

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What's wrong with the Blue ones?

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #6
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15yrs ago when I was brewing and kegging my first time around everything was clear. I thought there may be a difference in these new fancy colors So, I'll stick with the clear that I have. There is a thread here about the different beer lines, but I'll stick with what I have for now.

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What's wrong with the Blue ones?
I went with the red hose for gas. I save blue color for the bottle labels. How else do I know when to drink the beer if I don't have mountains that turn blue?!
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I prefer red lines for gas. I have a three tap kegerator and it really makes a difference with all of those lines snaking around.

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