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Old 10-01-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Is Engineered Polymer Braid hose ok to use?

just posted this in another thread but I needed an answer kind quickly. The hose I bought claims its the above mentioned material. Says its more corrosion resistant then stainless steel. Is it ok to use? Thanks everyone.

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What temp is it rated for ?


and if it is exposed to heat do the chemicals of the polymer leach in to the brew ?

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Are you talking about using this as braid in a mash tun instead of SS braid? If so then, no, don't use it, it's not rigid enough to hold up multiple pounds of grain and water. Get a 1" x 24" water heater connector hose from the hardware store and use that instead.

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I have a water heater supply braid in my MLT with a copper end cap. Works Great!





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polymer braid very bad...nuff said

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Thanks guys. Glad I didnt use it. So this is probably a dumb question. Am i just using the braided part? If so can I get that without the hose thats on the inside. The water heater supply braid looks as though it is just the braided part. Thanks again for the heads up everyone. Would have been a bad mistake.

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You just use the braid. Getting it off the hose underneath is a bit tricky at first; it's like Chinese fingercuffs, you need to push it rather than pull.

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Thanks guys. Glad I didnt use it. So this is probably a dumb question. Am i just using the braided part? If so can I get that without the hose thats on the inside. The water heater supply braid looks as though it is just the braided part. Thanks again for the heads up everyone. Would have been a bad mistake.
Angle grinder to cut the ends off, I found it very simple to slide the braid off.

Dremel, or hacksaw will work as well, but the grinder will make very quick work of it.
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Thanks guys. Glad I didnt use it. So this is probably a dumb question. Am i just using the braided part? If so can I get that without the hose thats on the inside. The water heater supply braid looks as though it is just the braided part. Thanks again for the heads up everyone. Would have been a bad mistake.
Directions at www.hbd.org/cascade/dennybrew . I've found toilet supply line to be the most reliable.
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Directions at www.hbd.org/cascade/dennybrew . I've found toilet supply line to be the most reliable.
Toilet supply line is usually 1/2", in my experience. Have you ever had a problem with that braid collapsing under the weight of the grist? Or is that an old beer-wives' tale?
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