Originally Posted by Rhoobarb
I try and stick with food grade plastic tubing. I tried to cheap clear tubing from the hardware store and it didn't hold up well. After a couple of uses, it got cloudy on the inside. I got my first and only infected batch about the same time, so I began to question if that cloudiness was from the acidity of wort and/or my hard water when I soaked them to get them clean. I eventually tossed them.
I have used some green tubing that was used for household hot and cold water. My buddy Chris gave it to me, as he had extra leftover when he got a new water softener. It holds up better and I occasionally use it for bottling.
Outside of the HBS's, where would I be able to find food grade tubing? I have a wine that I'm going to need to bottle soon and I accidentally bought a 1/2" bottle filler.
I guess I could try to heat up the tubing I have and make it fit, but I'd rather have the right stuff and I don't really want to make a special trip for it.