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Old 04-04-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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made a homemade mash tun from a coleman cooler. everthing looks good and no leaks. the one thing i forgot to pick up was about 3 feet of some hi-temp tubing to attach to the brass barb on the end of the ball valve. my question, without this tubing hot wort from my runnings is going to be just splashing and draining into my brew kettle before i boil the wort. is this ok? i wasnt sure if you exactly need the tubing for ease of draining it into the kettle or it actually making a difference w/ the wort for the ultimate turn out of the brew. basically, will i get off flavors or a bad brew if i dont use this tubing and let my wort runnings splash into the kettle before boiling? thanks...

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No, you need some tubing. Even your tubing from your racking cane would probably be ok. Two reasons- one, you want to avoid HSA (which may or may not be an issue for you); two, the tubing actually works as a siphon, draining your mash tun. You really need it.

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Old 04-04-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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No, you need some tubing. Even your tubing from your racking cane would probably be ok. Two reasons- one, you want to avoid HSA (which may or may not be an issue for you); two, the tubing actually works as a siphon, draining your mash tun. You really need it.
ive got some tubing, but its not hi-temp. does that make a difference? if so, were can i pick up some hi-temp tubing? lowes, home depot?
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:11 PM   #4
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ive got some tubing, but its not hi-temp. does that make a difference? if so, were can i pick up some hi-temp tubing? lowes, home depot?
Lowes sells it and pretty cheap.
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+1 on the tube to drain mash tun.I would avoid the splashing idea,one becuse of Hot side aeration,and two it could be potentially dangerous to "splash" 170f wort into a kettle.Lowes or Depot should have PVC tubing that can handle mash temps

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i cant find this tubing anywhere? home depot, true value, lowes, all have tubing but not hi-temp enough to be 170 F. anybody got suggestions? i will order it online from NB for my next batch, but need something for this batch..

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i cant find this tubing anywhere? home depot, true value, lowes, all have tubing but not hi-temp enough to be 170 F. anybody got suggestions? i will order it online from NB for my next batch, but need something for this batch..
I guess I just didn't buy "hi temp" tubing, as I used the Lowe's stuff. I'm still alive, but I guess it would be correct to buy the right stuff!
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do you have a homebrew shop around? that's where I got mine. if not, do you have time to place an online order before you brew?

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This stuff is nice cause you can see the runnings from the MLT. I have some and it seems like it's just got thicker walls than the typical vinyl tubing:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...-to-212-f.html


There's this thermoplastic stuff which isn't see-through - it's like a beige color:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ic-tubing.html

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ic-tubing.html

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^thats exactly what i forgot to order from NB, i dont have time to place an order for this batch. the closest homebrew shop is a 45 minute drive. i might just have to risk it with the lowes stuff if i cant figure this out...

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