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Old 01-13-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Ok, I'm getting into all grain and I've seen a few videos that go over the process. Some say to not splash when transfering the wort from the mash tun to brew kettle as not to oxidize at high temps. Ok, fine. But can you use vinyl tubing to transfer from mt to bk? Not sure if vinyl will handle the higher temps without producing off flavors, ie plastic like tastes.

Some videos show a special high temp tubing, others show what looks like vinyl...

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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I use silicone tubing.

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I use silicone tubing.
+1 Definately silicone tubing
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Don't use Vinyl tubing.
BTW, high temp oxidation is a myth.
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I've been looking to upgrade my tubing ... I've seen them online on beer sites , anybody know a where to get them offline ? I've looked at Loews and Home Depot but couldn't find it

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I've been looking to upgrade my tubing ... I've seen them online on beer sites , anybody know a where to get them offline ? I've looked at Loews and Home Depot but couldn't find it
The stuff at Lowes and Home Depot is PVC.
If you are talking about tubing for a brewing system you need silicone tubing.
If you are talking about raking tubing then vinyl is the answer.
Any local HBS worth a hoot will have at least vinyl tubing.
Otherwise you will have to go with an online HBS or homebrew hardware dealer.
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The stuff at Lowes and Home Depot is PVC.
If you are talking about tubing for a brewing system you need silicone tubing.
If you are talking about raking tubing then vinyl is the answer.
Any local HBS worth a hoot will have at least vinyl tubing.
Otherwise you will have to go with an online HBS or homebrew hardware dealer.
I don't think think my LHBS does , I was looking for another store that had silicone tubing
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Don't use Vinyl tubing.
BTW, high temp oxidation is a myth.
That's also what I have heard. Can't I just skip the tubing and just open the ball valve to the mash tun and let her rip into bk?

If it isn't worth the risk, ill get some silicon tubing...
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That's also what I have heard. Can't I just skip the tubing and just open the ball valve to the mash tun and let her rip into bk?

If it isn't worth the risk, ill get some silicon tubing...
That's exactly what I do. I've never had "hot side oxygenation". Most will tell you it doesn't exist.
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