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Old 05-15-2011, 02:52 AM   #1
Mar 2011
West Palm Beach, Florida
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I have a Ball valve faucet on my kettle and i want to connect a counterflow chiller to the valve by using a SS braided hose in between them. The braided hose will give me a lot of flexibility in positioning and connecting the kettle to the chiller. Since the braided hose is after the valve and before the chiller, I am worried the extremely hot wort traveling through the rubber in the 16 inch hose, will give my beer off flavors. Any thoughts? Thanks

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Old 05-15-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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You should make sure the tubing is food grade and rated for high temp. If I did not see that listing I probably wouldn't use it. Lots of people use silicone tubing with hose barbs.

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