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Accuflex Bev-Seal Ultra Barrier Tubing 3/16" ID - 50ft - FREE SHIPPING

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50 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. 

  • Flushable Glas-Flex™ liner - allows changeovers from even the most pungent flavors with simple flushing procedures.
  • NSF-Certified products - certified under standard NSF-51 for food equipment and NSF-61 for drinking water systems.
  • Dual-Barrier construction - flushable Glas-Flex™ inner liner surrounded by a seamless extruded barrier layer in a coextruded polyolefin tube. 
This is a semi-rigid tubing.  The easiest way to install this tubing on the end of a beer shank is by using Birdman Brewing part ACCU-SHANK.  To install on an MFL threaded keg disconnect, use Birdman Brewing part ACCU-MFL.  
 
To install on barbed fittings, we recommend soaking this semi-rigid tubing in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds to soften prior to pressing firmly on a 3/16" hose barb.  (A 1/4" barb can also work by widening the tubing opening a little more.)  Alternatively, a heat gun works well to make the tubing soft.  We've also found that a small needle nose pliers can be effective at expanding the opening.  We recommend securing the tubing with a hose clamp to ensure it is leak proof. 
 
NOTE that the tubing provided by the manufacturer for this size of tubing is white, without the red stripes as shown in the picture.

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  1. Great tubing

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Apr 2014

    This tubing is a little stiffer than most, but it is also much smaller, so it's not really an issue. I would recommend spending the extra money for the fittings. It makes assembly and balancing the system much quicker and easier. I needed 10' per tap (12 psi, Perlick 630's, 2' above keg)Could probably be even shorter, but I'm going to wait before trimming. No off-flavors what so ever.


  2. Best Beer Hose Yet!

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Apr 2014

    I have used several other products, most recently a "regular" vinyl product that made my beer taste like plastic. Long story short it was a manufacturer defect in the vinyl. I got a refund but will never use that stuff again. This was highly recommended to me and i have to say it is amazing! First pour was free of any plastic or other off flavors. It is a little stiffer and harder to push over the barbs but this is a small inconvenience for a great product. I will use this for all projects in the future!


  3. Amazing - but save the headache and BUY THE FITTINGS

    Posted by Brian Buckingham on 13th Mar 2014

    I am very sensitive to the plastic taste / smell from vinyl... went through 3 different types of tubing before settling on this one - which is ABSOLUTELY taste / odor free.

    I didn't order the compression fittings when I first got - figuring I, like most you see writing below and elsewhere, would just figure out a way to get this onto the barbs in my system.

    This was a mistake. I probably spent about 2 hours (and every swear word i know) trying to get my 3 tap system set up, and still wasn't happy with the results. So I broke down and bought the compression fittings... and it took me 15 minutes to set the whole thing up, with absolutely ZERO effort. Trust me - and don't make my mistake - the time (and despair) you save by buying these fittings is well worth the extra $$ you'll shell out.

    I docked one star due to the fact that this stuff is just a bear to work with in the kegerator. You need about 15' in my experience to balance the pour (lower restriction than typical tubing) - and being as rigid as it is, it makes the inside of my fridge look like a zoo. I'm sure there's something I could be doing to better coil the tubing - but let's just say that it's not the most user-friendly material. That said - I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. For all the time/passion/$$ I throw into this - I'm sure as hell not going to have my beer tasting like plastic.


  4. Great Stuff!

    Posted by hoppytoad on 14th Aug 2013

    Tubing works great. Have switched from a variety of styles of beer. Been through about 10 batches so far, and there is none of that plastic taste I used to get. Used a heat gun to get the tubing over 1/4 in barbs. Worked like a charm


  5. Doe not deliver on it's promises

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2013

    This tubing claims to "allows changeovers from even the most pungent flavors with simple flushing procedures" and this simply is not the case. I have this tubing installed on 10 taps. The first two kegs I kicked were root beer and apple cider. I put a belgian blonde and a blue moon onto the taps after these. I cleaned the lines with a no rinse line cleaner, then starsan, then hot water before hooking up the new kegs. The belgian blonde tastes and smells strongly of root beer for the first ~3oz poured and the blue moon is a strawberry blue moon for the first ~3oz poured. This line simply does not protect against the flavor or odor transfer from the previously contained liquid. I will say that with a heat gun it is fairly easy to attach to taps/disconnects, but it's stiffness makes it somewhat difficult to work with. Overall I am quite disappointed.


  6. Don't be worried about fitting it on a hose barb

    Posted by Brent on 9th May 2013

    Just got mine in today with the 1/4" hose barbed quick connects. +1 on using the harbor freight heat gun. I put the heat gun on low (The gun says thats 430 degrees) and clamped it on my workbench so it was pointing straight up. I would heat the metal barb for about 15 seconds, and the tube for 7 and it slipped on pretty easily.


  7. Excellent stuff, worth picking up.

    Posted by Chris on 10th Mar 2013

    This stuff is great. After a bad experience with vinyl, I decided that I never wanted to taste anything but my beer ever again. This tubing really fit the bill. I can ignore a tap for weeks, and the first ounce out is just as tasty as the last. No taint or off flavors at all, regardless of how long the beer sits in the lines.

    Getting the lines over 1/4 inch fittings wasn't too tough. Boiling water and a pair of needle-nose pliers to act as a reamer was all it took. Patience helped, too: rather than trying to heat up a long section of line, I only heated the area being worked. Getting the fittings on a little at a time was much easier than trying to force them on in one go.

    Overall, highly recommended. These lines are great, and I'm sure will last a very long time. Best of all, no taint means no off-flavors and no waste.


  8. Really good stuff, worth the extra effort.

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2013

    Do yourself a favor and buy a cheap Harbor Freight heat gun (I paid $9.99). You'll need a heat source of some kind to get this tubing on the barbs. I'd also highly recommend using MFLs due to the extra effort. Really, though, it wasn't nearly as tough as I thought it was going to be. The key is to only use as much heat as you need. Just add a little heat at a time and pay close attention to keeping the tubing going straight and it goes on nice and easy. Once it's all done the end result is really worth the effort. I'm using 10 feet of line at about 11-12PSI and the pour is great so far. Highly recommended.


  9. Perfect for UnderDrywall/Beneath baseboard install.

    Posted by Mike on 19th Dec 2012

    This is the only place I was able to find this bev tubing without having to buy 1000 ft of it. The build quality is better than any bev line i've used/seen.

    As other reviewers said, getting the tubing over the barb is a PITA (boiling water worked for me) but the end result is worth the effort.

    Zero plastic taste from first use. Beer tastes like its straight from the brewery tap.


  10. worth the effort of installation

    Posted by Kevin on 3rd Aug 2012

    i have 4 taps with about 12 feet each so this was perfect.. like many have said before, very difficult to get onto barbs.. i used a heatgun to slightly soften the line and heat the barbs and they easily went on with minimal effort (once you get the hang of it).. best part, they mold to the barbs so no need for clamps.. absolutely no off flavors from them!


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