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Old 01-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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Awesome, thanks for the info. Any good resources/tutorials for swapping out kegerator lines? I've heard it can be difficult or awkward and I like to know what to expect before I start. I have a stainless steel 2 tap tower.
There's not much room to work with in there, and you may need to buy or make a special wrench to be able to tighten the shank nut properly. I hope for your sake that it's a 3" tower and not a 2.5".


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Old 01-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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3" :-) I'm at Lowe's now and looking at tubing. Will 3/16" I'D 5/16" OD vinyl work? It's the OD I'm concerned with. Is that too thin?


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Old 01-09-2013, 03:49 PM   #13
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Do you like vinyl flavor in your beer?

Don't buy that stuff. Buy some real barrier-lined beer tubing like Bevlex 200...

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #14
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Agreed, or at least beverage grade vinyl.
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Ok cool. Good to know. What are some good retailers for said beverage-grade tubing?
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Sometimes the big box stores will have it, or other hardware stores. It should say "beverage tubing." Otherwise, check out your local homebrew shop or any of the big online ones. There are plenty of online sources that specialize in kegging, I'll recommend our sponsors Keg Connection or Birdman Brewing. If you are sensitive to plasticky flavors, I'll second the barrier tubing recommendation. Bevlex 200 or Accuflex Bev Seal Ultra are two popular ones. The barrier tubing usually has less resistance than standard vinyl, so you'll need more of it. I don't have experience with the Bevlex, but with the Accuflex you'll want 15-20 feet per tap.
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Alright I'm on it. The lines in my kegerator now are Bevlex 200 and my LHBS sells it so I'm set. Should I buy 15 ft per tap and trim if necessary?

It's kinda frustrating that these draft towers come with lines that are far too short.
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Alright I'm on it. The lines in my kegerator now are Bevlex 200 and my LHBS sells it so I'm set. Should I buy 15 ft per tap and trim if necessary?

It's kinda frustrating that these draft towers come with lines that are far too short.
A lot of guys buy extra actually. Hook it up with 15ft lines and try a pour. Trim until you get your perfect combination of speed/head!


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