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Why is the tubing diameter for a cold plate different on input and output?

I'm making a parts list to make a jockey box out of a spare cooler. I noticed that both Northern Brewer and Micromatic recommend different tubing sizes for the input to the cold plate and the output ...
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Why is tri-clamp considered sanitary and other connectors not?

I've read that an advantage with tri-clamp connections are sanitary. I get the impression that they say that camlock and QD are not sanitary. What is it that makes tri-clamp sanitary and camlock isn'...
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What to use for quick gas line disconnect, barb on both sides?

My current setup is: CO2 tank -> regulator -> barb -> tube -> ball lock disconnect -> keg -> ball lock disconnect -> tube -> barb -> faucet As the gas tube passes through ...
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Label tubing for particular uses?

I recently had to repurpose the tube I normally use to run off wort from my kettle into the fermentor as a blowoff tube instead. I'm planning on getting a new tube to use for running off the wort in ...
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Mounting a tri-clamp Tee fitting

Is there any specific hardware for mounting piping and/or tri-clamp to a wall? I'm looking to have a tri-clamp tee in a fixed location on my wall - looking for hardware to secure it. Hoping to find ...
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Off smell in my mead

I recently started brewing mead and during my first racking I noticed a chemically smell that had a alcohol vinyl smell. I can't figure out if my mead has turned or not. I did another racking today ...
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3/16 ID x 5/16 OD beer lines

I recently found a good deal online for food-grade beverage lines. I guess I only paid attention to the inner diameter measurements (3/16") to make sure it would fit with my existing barbed nipples ...
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looking for a creative way to store all my tubing

Every time I brew I think to myself, "damn there has to be a better way to store all this tubing"! Currently I have a drawer (twice the size of a file cabinet) where I throw my racking canes, tubing, ...
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Methods for cleaning and drying tubing

Brewing 5 gallon batches at home. During the transfer from my primary fermenter to the secondary, and when filling bottles from my bottling bucket I constantly need to use plastic tubing to transfer ...
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What is the pressure limit for PVC tubing on barb?

I'm building a spunding valve and can't locate an adapter from female flare to male pipe thread. Until I can, I'm planning on using reinforced PVC tubing to connect the valve/gauge assembly to the gas ...
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How can I make sure my vinyl tubing maintains a tight fit indefinitely?

I've just finished bottling my first homebrew; how it tastes in two weeks will be the ultimate arbiter of my success, but I feel like I made very few mistakes for a n00b and I don't think any of them ...
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Benefits and drawbacks to different tubing types?

We're making some big upgrades to our homebrew system and one of them involves moving everything to 1/2" fittings and barbs. This means we need 1/2" tubing that will easily and reliably fit on the ...
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Prevent haze on the inside of vinyl tubing when cleaning

I've been cleaning my carboys with oxy-clean and it works wonders... no need to even brush (which is important if you're using the plastic 'Better Bottles'). So I decided to throw all my vinyl tubes ...
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How can I restore the shape of syphon tubing?

I recently purchased a new auto syphon that came with a length of tubing. The way it had been packaged resulted in the tubing being folded and this is causing problems as it has a tendency to kink at ...
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Bad smell in pump tubing

I recently upgraded from relying on gravity to a pump to transfer wort. After the first use (an IPA), the thermoplastic tubing that I used has a distinctive smell that I attribute to the hot hop ...