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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  • 5
    Accuflex beverage line

    Posted by Spauld on 14th Sep 2020

    I love this stuff. A little stiff to work with but great for balancing tap pressure and maintaining tasteless/odorless delivery. Best cut as square/even as possible using a very sharp razor blade on a block of wood. John Guest push fittings are then quick, easy and leak free!

  • 5
    Nightmare to get on/A Dream to have on

    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!!

  • 5
    Works great

    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.

  • 5
    Definitely a must have

    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!

  • 5
    Great product - difficult to use.

    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.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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!

  • 4
    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.

  • 5
    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