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Old 07-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #31
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I ordered it last week as I was too impatient to wait for the reply. I got it fast just like my last 2 orders (should have added it to my last order to save shipping. I'm not sure but It actually appears to be more clear than my purchase from a competitor and it might be slightly less "floppy" but will accept tight radius bends without collapsing. If there is a difference it's slight but Bobby's is better. if there isn't I must just be so happy with bobby that I'm slighted against the other companies. Now only if I hadn't forgotten/had realized that I needed more stuff before I placed this order.


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Old 07-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #32
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Damn - This looks nice - but my system is entirely set up for 3/8" tubing, not 1/2".

Is this worth switching out all of my fittings for? I'd need new nipples on mash tun + 2 boil kettles - but I would have to find some way to adapt my 3/8" CFC as well.

I currently use the braided vinyl Menards/Home Depot tubing (Wells brand) and it seems to work adequately. I guess I just don't notice the plastic off flavor?


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Old 07-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #33
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Silicone comes in 3/8 size, just to give you another option. Maybe not the clearer variety yet though.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:50 PM   #34
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Yeah brewingmeister, I've always hesitated to deal with the "normal" silicone stuff, I never liked the opacity of it - just seeing this clearer stuff has me tempted to jump ship to the silicone side.

(Plus I wanted to buy it from Bobby. :P )


edit; now that i'm looking into whether to buy a plate chiller instead of an immersion, i might be switching out to 1/2" fittings anyways. BLARGH. Always something else I need to go spend a bunch of money on. :P
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:00 AM   #35
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Is this stuff flexible enough to use in a peristaltic pump?
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #36
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It may be but i can't be sure. I know that true peristaltic rated tubing is softer.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #37
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Any way to get this in 3/8 ? I'm a new homebrewer buying silicone for all the tubing to avoid phthalates, and every other part of the system I'm putting together is 3/8".
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I can't get the same kind of pricing on 3/8" because of the low volume I'd move. The demand for 3/8" is very low due to how incompatible it is in pumped systems.
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It may be but i can't be sure. I know that true peristaltic rated tubing is softer.
I believe you're right, we use Cole Parmer Masterflex Platinum tubing at work on our peristaltic pumps, and it seems softer and slightly more translucent than the tubing I've seen is sold online at the major homebrew stores. YMMV though. On a side note, anyone know a good way to get rid of stains on tubing? After running a stout though my tubing recently it seems to be darker in color
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:22 PM   #40
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Any way to get this in 3/8 ? I'm a new homebrewer buying silicone for all the tubing to avoid phthalates, and every other part of the system I'm putting together is 3/8".
Amazonsupply.com has the clear silicone 3/8" tubing. Like Bobby said, it's more expensive than the 1/2".


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