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Title: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: tygo on November 19, 2009, 07:36:52 PM
Is it a good idea to use thermoplastic tubing for draining wort from the mash tun or is the ordinary plastic tubing just fine?  I've used the regular stuff in the past but as I'm putting my cooler back together I got to thinking that the liquid coming out of there is probably above the recommended temperature ranges for the stuff.
Title: Re: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: ndcube on November 19, 2009, 07:56:06 PM
I use the high temp clear stuff.  Works great.

I would be skeptical using the regular plastic tubing.
Title: Re: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: tygo on November 19, 2009, 08:10:21 PM
Well, I'm talking about using the normal food grade tubing such as this:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/3-8-id-siphon-hose.html

As opposed to the specifically identified high temp stuff like:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/3-8-id-thermoplastic-tubing.html
Title: Re: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: ndcube on November 19, 2009, 08:17:24 PM
I use this:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/3-8-hose-hi-temp-vinyl-safe-to-212-f.html

I have some of the Thermoplasic but I don't like the fact that it isn't clear.  I like to be able to see the runnings in the tube.
Title: Re: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: ndcube on November 19, 2009, 08:18:42 PM
Even if it is safe, doesn't the regular stuff get to hot and melty to handle?
Title: Re: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: slimsparty on November 19, 2009, 08:38:01 PM
I have been using the cheap clear crap and it does get hot and melty. 

Still works though and even though I'm in sales, my hands are pretty used to heat after cooking a lot in my youth.
Title: Re: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: rep on November 19, 2009, 11:14:04 PM
Although I have not used any of the following, people have recommended it.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/default.aspx?catid=799&clickid=redirect

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=10014

Opps - I am new to this site and hope one can post to a supplier.  I would not do so if I was at a site supported by a supplier.

Any problems?
Title: Re: Thermoplastic tubing for mash tun?
Post by: tygo on November 19, 2009, 11:51:14 PM
I use this:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/3-8-hose-hi-temp-vinyl-safe-to-212-f.html

I have some of the Thermoplasic but I don't like the fact that it isn't clear.  I like to be able to see the runnings in the tube.

Excellent.  Thanks for the link.  I don't know why I couldn't find that on the site.