Ultra-Barrier Silver (EJ beverage) results?

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mike_57401

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Hello.

I am looking at purchasing some of this from Morebeer (3/16 ID), to avoid the plastic taste issue. A few questions:

1. I would put it on a short line with a picnic tap. any issues connecting to the barbs on the tap?

2. I would like to coil it in approx 8-10 inch diameter coils. Will it do this?

3. How has it performed? Any off taste at all?
 

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I found EJ Beverage stuff hideously expensive. I use Bevlex 200 and Accuflex Bev-Seal Ultra tubing on my taps. On picnic taps I use regular food grade quality vinyl tubing, it's a short piece and beer doesn't stay in there very long.

All beer lines need regular cleaning regardless what they are made from.
 

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I switched over to this because I was noticing some plastic taste on my pale beers with my previous lines. It is quite expensive but I decided to pay for it because I wanted to avoid the semi rigid stuff and get something I could coil on top of the kegs (which it does nicely, I have about 11 ft lines to balance things). No off flavors at all, I've been using it about 6 months now. It goes on barbs like regular lines though I haven't tried a picnic tap. I dip the ends in hot water and jam them on. Have you seen Rev2010's review on the stuff? See "similar thread posts" below. That's what prompted me to try it.
 
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Thanks for the input. I would use about a 4 ft piece coiled on top of the corney, inside the keg fridge. I anticipate drinking a pint every 24-48 hours, so it will reside in the tubing for a while. The picnic tap should serve fine for the foreseeable future.
 

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You might want to consider a longer length to your picnic tap than four feet...

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But perhaps not much more. In my systems, a keezer (4 taps) and a Danby kegerator (2 taps) I've found 5 -6 ft. of this line to work quite well. That helps to offset the cost a bit.

As always YMMV...
 
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Actually, I should have said 4.5 feet: 4.5x2.2psi drop/ft = 9.9 psi serving pressure. This should give me around 2.5 volumes at the temps I was planning.
 
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