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Old 01-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
zosomeone
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Jan 2012
Anaheim, CA
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Hello again fellow homebrewers!

I am almost done with my all-grain equipment and was wondering what kind of tubing is safe for draining the 1st and 2nd runnings into the brew kettle. I was looking into vinyl tubing when I went to home depot this morning, but was advised that it would not be too safe at those temperatures (~170 F). What type of tubing would you guys suggest? Any compromises I might have to make?



 
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
samc
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I use Silicone tubing for everything in the brewery except serving kegs & gas lines. Silicone cost more upfront but will last a long time and is easy cleaned/sanitized with heat, steam, boiling water, etc.



 
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Silicon tubing all the way. Strong, flexible, and easy to attach/remove from barbed fittings.

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
zosomeone
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Thanks for the quick responses guys, silicon tubing it is!

Happy Brewing!

 
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