100 feet of 3/16” inner diameter Accuflex Bev-Seal Ultra tubing. FREE SHIPPING TO THE 50 STATES!
This tubing is a favorite among the homebrewing and kegging crowds for its ability to inhibit taste and odor permeation.
From the manufacturer: Unsurpassed oxygen and flavor protection combined with flushability in a co-extruded tube.
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Posted by Carl A Sperling on 11th Nov 2016
I had just updated my beer lines with something I bought from a local shop. The beer tasted awful, tasting like plastic. I gave it a few days to see if it got better but it did not. So, I ordered these as a replacement. The taste is awesome with no aftertaste. The only reason it doesn't get 5* is that they are pretty difficult to put on barb ends. A few screwdrivers and a hair drier and I was able to stretch them out a bit and make them work. Pretty happy overall.
Posted by Purchaser on 24th Jun 2016
I have yet to push beer through these lines, so I cannot speak to the lack of plastic taste or line balance. However, I did buy this tubing expecting a near-impossible task of getting them on the 1/4" barbs from my tower. I planned to use heated water and, if that did not work, buy a heat gun.
I had no problem attaching them to the barbs without a heat gun. Here is what I did: Heat water to near boiling. Insert tip of phillips screwdriver in hot water as well as 1/2" of the tubing. After 20-30 seconds, remove from water and push screwdriver in tubing as far as possible. Repeat if desired. Leave screwdriver wedged in tubing and re-heat in water along with barb. Once reheated, remove from water and quickly remove screwdriver from tubing and firmly push in barb.
The tube was as tight as could be on the barb, but I also used some zip-ties as additional insurance.
Posted by Tim on 4th Feb 2015
Upgraded from bevlex 200 to this stuff. Stiff and ridged is the only downfall.. in a small kegerator it is a tight squeeze and has to be manipulated but once you get it into place it works great ! Love it. MUST buy the john guest adapters also to hook it up and disconnect wayyy easier
Posted by Jim on 28th Dec 2014
I had been wanting to switch to this line for a while. I always had to dump a few ounces of my first pour of the day. I finally pulled the trigger when this sale popped up.
I bought the connectors before I remembered that my shanks and tailpieces were all one piece, so I ended up putting the tubing directly on the tailpieces.
My barbs are 1/4" and I had a rough time with the first one. I tried boiling water, but kept kinking the hose as I tried to push it on. I finally struck gold when I got out my heat gun. I heated the hose as I was pushing it down onto a marlin spike (google it) and when the opening was wide enough, I pushed it onto the barb. It actually slid onto the tailpiece relatively easily. Don't heat the hose more than the length of the barb and I think it is crucial to make sure you heat the tailpieces so that they are pretty warm so the barb doesn't cool the hose and make it contract as you try to install it
So far, I am extremely pleased with the product and the service from Birdman.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Aug 2014
I'm using this in my 4 keg kegerator and couldn't be happier. It was super easy to install with the push-in connectors, simply push the tubing in and it's done. I'm using 20 feet per keg and it works great. The only negative I can think of is that this tubing is a good bit more rigid than others I've used, but it's definitely not unmanageable.
Posted by Paul on 11th Aug 2014
After 2 years of use, my 3 hoses seemed to be giving me mixed results even though I get OCD with keeping them clean. I've read about a few types of hoses that are highly rated but Accuflex kept coming up so when I was looking to update my tri-tap tower with new Perlicks, and a new tower to boot, I grabbed 100 feet of this.
It's not the easiest to work with and in my small kegerator that can only hold 3 kegs, 45 feet of rigit tubing was a worry.
In the end, while tedious to install on 1/4" barbs (buy a heat gun)it's done and I'm elated I did.
First pour was a delight and I wasn't expecting much but on all 3 beers, I noticed just how much better they tasted. I got my mojo back!
Posted by Dan H on 31st Jul 2014
Installed it on my keezer. Used the fittings recommended in the description. Couldn't be happier. And shipping was FAST.
Posted by Andrew on 14th Nov 2013
The tubing is highly recommended, reportedly even by the guy who runs "The Electric Brewery." So, I'm 100% certain that it's excellent product.
Unfortunately, it's unbearably difficult to install on to 1/4" barbs. I've tried the heat gun method, the boiling method, needle-nose pliers, screwdrivers, nail punches, pen tips, and perhaps a few others I forgot. Too much heat and the hose kinks & collapses, making it impossible to fit onto the barb; too little heat and the hose is too rigid, also making it impossible to fit onto the barb.
In the end, I never felt comfortable with the quality of the fit. And it took me so long, and I wasted so much tubing trying to make it work, that it's just not worth it, in my opinion.
Posted by Diogenes on 30th Apr 2013
This tubing is what I was looking for. I purchased the 100 ft roll - very economical. For kegerator lines I use 10 feet per line to reduce foaming at a good serving pressure. It is a bitch to slip it on a 3/16 inch barb, so take the advice and use a heat gun (preferable) or heat a nail punch, ram it in the end to expand it, allow it to cool, then quickly remove the punch and stick it on the barb. I did this, works great, no leaks whatsoever, and no clamp necessary. Use a standard, inexpensive PVC pipe cutter to snip the line.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2013
This stuff is a little try to get it onto 1/4" barbs. I heated a pair of needle-nose pliers in some boiling water with the hose and was able to stretch the tube with the hot pliers enough to get it onto the barbs.
Performance wise, this stuff is great! I was so worried about getting off flavors from letting beer sit in the lines. Some of my friends had reported getting plastic flavors in their beer after just an hour with the cheapo vinyl lines. Not this stuff! Even after a week or more of not pulling a tap I can not taste any off flavors in my beer. Totally worth the initial head ache.
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