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Old 09-15-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Where to get Stainless Steel Tubing, 1/2"

Hi Brewers,
Does anyone know where I could get about 20-30 feet of 1/2" stainless steel tubing. I am thinking about piping my brew stand with it. Locally would help, I am in Boulder, CO. Thanks fellas!

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:14 AM   #2
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I pulled THIS up using Google...

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:29 AM   #3
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Just ordered this 1/2" 25' coil from NY Brew Supply. Still on the brown truck, but I'll let you know how it holds up. I've heard good things.

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Old 09-16-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Anyone know if it is OK to use 304 instead of 316 and if there is a big difference? Thanks!

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:03 PM   #5
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Is there any reason brewstand plumbing couldn't be copper?

I know copper and fermented beer shouldn't mix, but copper is good for wort, right?

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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yeah, I know. I bought a bunch of stainless swagelock compression fittings for cheap and now I just want to use all stainless to have it look purdy! Copper would be easy, but if I don't have to sweat pipe and I just have to compression fit pieces, I'll do that. Thanks

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:22 PM   #7
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Mcmaster is the cheapest supplier I have found. If you need to do any bending, I HIGHLY suggest getting the swagelok 1/2" bender on eBay (~$125). You can sell it and the end of the project and recoup most if not all the cost.

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Old 09-17-2010, 05:35 AM   #8
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fergoussons sup they are in most stats look under pipe supp in your phone book yes 304 or 316 is fine for food grade that what all big breweries use

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Here is a quick guide on the different types of stainless steel.
Scroll down on this page.
http://www.onlinemetals.com/stainlessguide.cfm
They were also the cheapest I could find on the sizes (2 inch) I was buying a couple of years ago and they will cut to length.

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This was the cheapest I found:

http://cgi.ebay.com/304-Stainless-St...item53ddb445ac

Bends beautifully with the swagelok bender.

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