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Old 06-23-2009, 02:58 AM   #1
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I am interested in building a jockey box.....is it possible to use vinyl hose to make my coils, or would it not get cold enough and the beer would be nothing but foam?


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Old 06-23-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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I've seen this question come up regularly. It is usually regarded that stainless steel is superior because of its higher thermal conductivity, but I can't find a quoted measure of how conductive vinyl hose would be. I think this is because "vinyl" hose is often used as a generic name for clear tubing...

I say give it a lash, use plenty of tubing and see what happens. Worst case is you have plenty of siphon tubing spare if it doesn't work out...
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