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Old 11-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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ok so i bought a mash tun with a outside barb of 1/2" i was told to get 3/8" tubing.....so i did ... it seems way too small i cannot even get it on. Should i have gotten 1/2? also is it imperative i get high temp?

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Tubing is measured at the inside diameter, so yes, you need 1/2" hose to fit on a 1/2" barb.
Is this at the bottom of a boil kettle? If so, then yes, get silicone (high temp) hose.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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you can get by ok without silicone for your mash tun but it gets flimsy and can kink esp if you do mash out temps

i bought some silicone tubing (1/2" for 1/2" barb) and I am def happy i spent the extra money

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Did you just get vinyl tubing? Vinyl can easily stretch 1/8", heat it up in boiling water.

I'd get the high temperature tubing. You don't want to go to all this trouble making your own beer just to have plasticizers or other weird things leaching out of your tubing into it.

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:56 PM   #5
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Recently got silicone myself. For the extra $10 or so, it's way worth it. Plus it doesn't stain, can be boiled to clean/sanitize, and should last a long time.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:24 AM   #6
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Did you just get vinyl tubing? Vinyl can easily stretch 1/8", heat it up in boiling water.

I'd get the high temperature tubing. You don't want to go to all this trouble making your own beer just to have plasticizers or other weird things leaching out of your tubing into it.
+1 for this technique.

 
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #7
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Yeah and don't try to stretch 3/8 silicon over the 1/2 barb, cause that's a great way to rip all the skin off your fingers trying

 
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:44 AM   #8
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you guys rock - thanks ! will get the silicone....
is this the right stuff?

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/1-2-s...-per-foot.html

 
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