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Old 09-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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I ordered 60' of 3/16" beer line from More Beer! for a new keezer build I'm doing. Totally new to kegging (and brewing for that matter). Well it came in and the smell is so bad of plastic that just being around it has given me a horrible headache! Did several searches and notice some people have experienced this in the past but called them defective batches of tubing.

Is this normal for tubing? Should I assume tubing is "defective"?
I definitely don't want my first keg tasting as bad as this stuff smells!
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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Accu-flex 235 barrier tubing problem solved
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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exactly, free shipping to boot. http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/accufl...free-shipping/

 
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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Anything that stinks that bad can't be good for your dispensing system. I'd send it back, period.

If you're thinking about going the Bev Seal Ultra 235 route, read up about how to get it over barbs before you commit. It's pretty stiff stuff and can be a pita to work with.

An alternative is Bevlex 200. No scent at all, barrier lined but quite flexible even when very cold, a piece of cake to attach to fittings, and considerably cheaper to boot...

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Anything that stinks that bad can't be good for your dispensing system. I'd send it back, period.

If you're thinking about going the Bev Seal Ultra 235 route, read up about how to get it over barbs before you commit. It's pretty stiff stuff and can be a pita to work with.

An alternative is Bevlex 200. No scent at all, barrier lined but quite flexible even when very cold, a piece of cake to attach to fittings, and considerably cheaper to boot...

Cheers!
I would have to agree with day_trippr on the stiffness of the 235. I was a plumber in a previous life and I struggled with getting it over the barbs. I think most of the problem is because the swivel barbs have to be held in your hand while your pushing the warmed tubing on. The Faucet barbs were easy because you could just sit them on the table and push the tubing on. I can say there is no smell or taste to the tubing.

 
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:43 AM   #6
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I'd vote for bev seal ultra. When putting the barbs on, hold the tubing in one hand and push on the barb with a Philips head screwdriver in the other hand. That makes it a little easier to apply pressure. It isn't easy, but you don't have to make many connections.

 
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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Or you use John Guest fittings

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Or you use John Guest fittings

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Beaks, what does the other end look like. Having kept a 120 gallon reef tank for years and just finished installing a new RO system w/20g storage tank I'm no stranger to John Guest fittings, however my shanks have built in barbs and want to know how to overcome that end of the connection before I commit to that beverage line. Thanks.

 
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No nipple this screws right to the shank

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Might fit over the nipple or just heat up the shank (we set the shanks in super hot water and pushed the nipple right into the line was easier then heating the line and pushing onto a cold nipple)

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Anything that stinks that bad can't be good for your dispensing system. I'd send it back, period.

If you're thinking about going the Bev Seal Ultra 235 route, read up about how to get it over barbs before you commit. It's pretty stiff stuff and can be a pita to work with.

An alternative is Bevlex 200. No scent at all, barrier lined but quite flexible even when very cold, a piece of cake to attach to fittings, and considerably cheaper to boot...

Cheers!
I'm going to call tomorrow for an RMA.

I've ordered 100' of the ultra based on the link in this thread (thanks to who linked it) I'll pick up a heat gun from Lowe's this week for help with the fittings. I'll have to research lengths for 37 keezer for ales, wheat and IPA's. one less thing to worry about!
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