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Old 11-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Mine are clear, but I see a lot of red. I've always preferred clear hose just so I can see inside it. But, is the red better?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Not that I'm aware of. My first hose is red and the rest are clear. No difference that I can ascertain.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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Red makes the beer taste more fresh...

Just kidding, unless there is some difference in pressure rating, not going to make a difference.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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The color difference is just to differentiate between your gas and liquid lines. I like the red color as I think it looks cool, and it makes it easier to quickly ID what lines are which.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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What's wrong with the Blue ones?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #6
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15yrs ago when I was brewing and kegging my first time around everything was clear. I thought there may be a difference in these new fancy colors So, I'll stick with the clear that I have. There is a thread here about the different beer lines, but I'll stick with what I have for now.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:18 AM   #7
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What's wrong with the Blue ones?
I went with the red hose for gas. I save blue color for the bottle labels. How else do I know when to drink the beer if I don't have mountains that turn blue?!

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #8
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I prefer red lines for gas. I have a three tap kegerator and it really makes a difference with all of those lines snaking around.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:41 PM   #9
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I got the chance to brew in a local brewery a couple months ago. They used the blue lines for their serving pressure and red for a high pressure force carbonation.

 
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:48 AM   #10
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For homebrew systems clear tubing gives you the advantage of spotting beer that may be accidentally pushed back into your gas lines from the keg (it happens). With a red line you will never know.

For others I have replaced old red tubing that had some nasty mold from beer that the owner never knew was in there....for years likely.

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