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.
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Posted by Jack on 23rd Feb 2016
As most reviews are reiterating, this tubing is VERY difficult to install if you are coming from a history of--at most--warming up some vinyl beer line tubing under hot water and shoving it on with your hands and locking with a tube clamp. After a few days of giving it a go with muscle, boiling water, pliers, and other tools, I pulled out my roommate's hot air gun and jacked the temperature up to about 435F. Based on another review's recommendation, I heated the metal tailpiece for 15-20 seconds all around and then heated the end of the tubing for 5-10 seconds and quickly pushed it down over the tailpiece. After a few attempts I got the hang of it and they slid on like butter pretty much. You just need to be prepared to get out the right tools to make it happen! I had forum dived for a solution to the vague plasticy solventy character that had started "infecting" all of my beers, and just shy of feeling defeated in my brewing capacities, I decided to swap for better new tubing. Every beer on tap tastes phenomenal now! What a shame to have wasted pours through off-flavor inducing tubes when the beer inside had tasted good all along!!
Posted by Steven on 17th Jun 2015
This hose is difficult to work with. I was able to get hose over barbed fittings with some boiling water but be prepared to make a couple attempts. The tubing seems very sturdy though and after getting it on the barbed fittings I did not need to add clamps. I went from 4.5 feet of hose that came with kegerator to 20ft of this. Went from a very finicky pour with a lot of head to perfect pours every time. This aloud me to turn co2 up to the proper psi and carbonate the beer instead of running way too low to keep the head down. This did increase the pour time but not annoyingly so. I may experiment by taking it down to 15 feet and seeing if the pour stays proper and maybe speed it up just a touch. Overall though I'm just stoked not to be pouring half foam.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Oct 2014
I only have about a week of use on these so I can't comment long term but I am already really impressed by this tubing. As has been said before spend the extra $ to get the quick connectors, it makes assembly and cleaning much easier. I used to just replace my vinyl tubing once every 6 months or so before I heard of this stuff but hopefully that will be a thing of the past. I know there are a lot of subtleties of beer that people can argue about but I instantly had better tasting and smelling beer when I changed out my old lines. As it seems like this stuff will be very easy to keep clean I'm hoping that will last a long time. It is a little more stiff than the usual vinyl tubing so I used a loose fitting zip tie to keep it coiled and dropped it over the keg and it is virtually problem free. I wish the bars around here used this stuff!
Posted by Andrew on 29th Aug 2014
This beer line is awesome. I did my research ahead of time and knew how difficult it would be to install it, so I can't dock points for that. Birdman actually offers quick connectors for the line but I opted to use a put of boiling water and a whole lot of caution.
Either way, eliminated all odors and tastes I was getting from my PVC 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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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