Category Archives: Tubing

Hands on Review: Kegland DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing – New Keg QD Options

Kegland’s DuoTight Fittings are designed to work with EVABarrier Double Wall Tubing.  They offer quick, reliable connections, easy implementation, a variety of fitting options and feature amazing versatility.  They’re also, generally speaking, very well priced.  DuoTights are push to connect fittings and require no tubing clamps.

In This Review:

  • How to Use DuoTight Fittings – No Tools or Clamps Needed!
  • DuoTight and EVABarrier Sizing
  • A Closer Look at DuoTight Fittings, EVABarrier Tubing and Related Tools
  • DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips
  • More About EVABarrier Double Wall Tubing
  • EVABarrier Tubing Resistance Estimations
  • Beer Line Tidy for EVABarrier Tubing
  • Does EVABarrier Tubing Work with John Guest Fittings?
  • Converting My Kegerator to DuoTights and EVABarrier
  • Tips for skipping ball valves in your DuoTight Setup
  • A Tweak For Super Clean DuoTight Kegerator Installs
  • Build a DuoTight CO2 Gas Manifold
  • Kegland DuoTight Ball Lock QDs
  • Pressure Tests
  • What is the Maximum Pressure for DuoTight Fittings?
  • Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
  • DuoTight Inline Secondary Regulators
  • BlowTie Spunding Valves
  • Leaks? Troubleshooting EVABarrier/DuoTight Leaks
  • Conclusions
  • More Interesting and Unique DuoTight Compatible Fittings & Gear

How to Use DuoTight Fittings – No Tools or Clamps Needed!

DuoTights feature a unique double EPDM O-ring design.  Coupling and uncoupling is quick and easy and requires no tools or clamps.

DuoTight Ball Lock QD on Left, Compatible EVABarrier Tubing on RightMaking a pressure capable connection is as easy as pushing the tubing all the way in the fitting and firmly pulling the tubing out.To disengage the connection press the collar toward the fitting body and pull on the tubing.  A couple tools are available to help with this process.  See below for photos and links.


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10′ of 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD High Temp Silicone Tubing

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8" Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Silicone tube size: 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD; thickness: 3mm; length: 3meters(10 ft). Come with 2 hose clamps.
  • Silicone hose is made of FDA and 3A sanitary standards silicone rubber which is high quality, flexible and resistant to high temperatures.
  • Insulates extreme heat and cold, works from -100°F to +500°F; It can work under mashing, boil temps, boiling wort, hot water, etc. UV resistant, gases and moisture resistant.
  • Silicone rubber tubing is great for homebrew and beer line, kegerator, wine making, milk and food handling and processing, pumps,siphoning, draining, aquaponics and water/oil change.
  • After-sale service: if you have any questions with the product, please feel free to contact us. We provide refund guarantee or replacement.

Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider These Offerings:

10′ of 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD High Temp Silicone Tubing

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8" Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Silicone tube size: 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD; thickness: 3mm; length: 3meters(10 ft). Come with 2 hose clamps.
  • Silicone hose is made of FDA and 3A sanitary standards silicone rubber which is high quality, flexible and resistant to high temperatures.
  • Insulates extreme heat and cold, works from -100°F to +500°F; It can work under mashing, boil temps, boiling wort, hot water, etc. UV resistant, gases and moisture resistant.
  • Silicone rubber tubing is great for homebrew and beer line, kegerator, wine making, milk and food handling and processing, pumps,siphoning, draining, aquaponics and water/oil change.
  • After-sale service: if you have any questions with the product, please feel free to contact us. We provide refund guarantee or replacement.

Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider These Offerings:

10′ of 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD High Temp Silicone Tubing

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8" Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Silicone tube size: 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD; thickness: 3mm; length: 3meters(10 ft). Come with 2 hose clamps.
  • Silicone hose is made of FDA and 3A sanitary standards silicone rubber which is high quality, flexible and resistant to high temperatures.
  • Insulates extreme heat and cold, works from -100°F to +500°F; It can work under mashing, boil temps, boiling wort, hot water, etc. UV resistant, gases and moisture resistant.
  • Silicone rubber tubing is great for homebrew and beer line, kegerator, wine making, milk and food handling and processing, pumps,siphoning, draining, aquaponics and water/oil change.
  • After-sale service: if you have any questions with the product, please feel free to contact us. We provide refund guarantee or replacement.

Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider These Offerings:

10′ of 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD High Temp Silicone Tubing

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8" Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Silicone tube size: 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD; thickness: 3mm; length: 3meters(10 ft). Come with 2 hose clamps.
  • Silicone hose is made of FDA and 3A sanitary standards silicone rubber which is high quality, flexible and resistant to high temperatures.
  • Insulates extreme heat and cold, works from -100°F to +500°F; It can work under mashing, boil temps, boiling wort, hot water, etc. UV resistant, gases and moisture resistant.
  • Silicone rubber tubing is great for homebrew and beer line, kegerator, wine making, milk and food handling and processing, pumps,siphoning, draining, aquaponics and water/oil change.
  • After-sale service: if you have any questions with the product, please feel free to contact us. We provide refund guarantee or replacement.

Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider These Offerings:

10′ of 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD High Temp Silicone Tubing

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8" Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Silicone tube size: 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD; thickness: 3mm; length: 3meters(10 ft). Come with 2 hose clamps.
  • Silicone hose is made of FDA and 3A sanitary standards silicone rubber which is high quality, flexible and resistant to high temperatures.
  • Insulates extreme heat and cold, works from -100°F to +500°F; It can work under mashing, boil temps, boiling wort, hot water, etc. UV resistant, gases and moisture resistant.
  • Silicone rubber tubing is great for homebrew and beer line, kegerator, wine making, milk and food handling and processing, pumps,siphoning, draining, aquaponics and water/oil change.
  • After-sale service: if you have any questions with the product, please feel free to contact us. We provide refund guarantee or replacement.

Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

JUNZHIDA Silicone Tubing 1/2 Inch ID X 3/4 Inch OD 1/8″ Wall Silicone Rubber Tube Food Grade for Pump Transfer, Homebrew Tube 10ft – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider These Offerings:

15%+10% Off ProFlow Dynamics Homebrew Gear

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

Stacking Deals!

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup << Use this link for 10% off + promo code BREW15% for another 15%

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Troubleshooting DuoTight Fitting and EVABarrier Tubing Leaks – DuoTights & Star San?

Leaks? Troubleshooting EVABarrier/DuoTight Leaks

I’ve done several pressure tests with DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing. Each test has proven the tested components were leak free. Having said that, it’s entirely possible that you’ll have a leak. This happens with any tubing system, that’s why we… check for leaks. Some tips…

  • Check for leaks as you would if you were using standard tubing. DuoTights and EVABarrier are amazing… but not magic. They need to be installed correctly and securely throughout your system. Liquid liquids are easy to spot. Gas leaks are a little more difficult.
  • I highly suggest picking up a DuoTight Pressure Gauge. You can easily add this to your setup and use this technique for checking for gas leaks.
  • If you have a section of EVABarrier tubing that’s marred or damaged, cut off a couple inches to get a fresh end.
  • Make sure you’re pushing the EVABarrier Tubing completely in to your DuoTight Fitting.
  • Make sure you’re pulling your EVABarrier Tubing out firmly to engage the sealing mechanism.
  • DuoTight Compatible Locking ClipsI recommend using these on all DuoTight connections. They snap into place pushing the collar out, securely engaging the fitting. They also help prevent bumps and moves from disengaging the connection.
  • If you have a particular fitting that won’t seal… contact the seller or manufacturer to get a replacement. A leaking DuoTight fitting is not normal and I’m guessing your retailer will take care of you. Out of the dozens of fittings I have I’ve had 1 that was non-functional on receipt.

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Valuebrew’s DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips are a great addition to any DuoTight setup.  These snap into the collar of DuoTight Fittings and lock connections in place. This makes the connection more secure and reduces the chances of leakage.

These are available in both 8mm and 9.5mm sizes

Sanitizing DuoTight Fittings – Star San & DuoTights?

I’ve gotten some feedback when it comes to DuoTights and Star San.  The materials used in DuoTight fittings – Acetal, EPDM, Stainless – are generally compatible with Star San. However that doesn’t mean that you can soak DuoTights in Star San endlessly.

Star Stan could eventually damage DuoTights (and lots of other things) given excessive exposure. Damaged fittings = potential leaks. Contact time for Star San is five minutes. That’s about how long you should leave a part sitting in Star San.

See: Star San Tips & Tricks

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Hands on Review: Kegland DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing – New Section: Sanitizing w/Star San? + New Keg QD Option

Kegland’s DuoTight Fittings are designed to work with EVABarrier Double Wall Tubing.  They offer quick, reliable connections, easy implementation, a variety of fitting options and feature amazing versatility.  They’re also, generally speaking, very well priced.  DuoTights are push to connect fittings and require no tubing clamps.

In This Review:

  • How to Use DuoTight Fittings – No Tools or Clamps Needed!
  • DuoTight and EVABarrier Sizing
  • A Closer Look at DuoTight Fittings, EVABarrier Tubing and Related Tools
  • DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips
  • More About EVABarrier Double Wall Tubing
  • EVABarrier Tubing Resistance Estimations
  • Beer Line Tidy for EVABarrier Tubing
  • Does EVABarrier Tubing Work with John Guest Fittings?
  • Converting My Kegerator to DuoTights and EVABarrier
  • Tips for skipping ball valves in your DuoTight Setup
  • A Tweak For Super Clean DuoTight Kegerator Installs
  • Build a DuoTight CO2 Gas Manifold
  • Kegland DuoTight Ball Lock QDs
  • Pressure Tests
  • What is the Maximum Pressure for DuoTight Fittings?
  • Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
  • DuoTight Inline Secondary Regulators
  • BlowTie Spunding Valves
  • Leaks? Troubleshooting EVABarrier/DuoTight Leaks
  • Conclusions
  • More Interesting and Unique DuoTight Compatible Fittings & Gear

How to Use DuoTight Fittings – No Tools or Clamps Needed!

DuoTights feature a unique double EPDM O-ring design.  Coupling and uncoupling is quick and easy and requires no tools or clamps.

DuoTight Ball Lock QD on Left, Compatible EVABarrier Tubing on RightMaking a pressure capable connection is as easy as pushing the tubing all the way in the fitting and firmly pulling the tubing out.To disengage the connection press the collar toward the fitting body and pull on the tubing.  A couple tools are available to help with this process.  See below for photos and links.


Finding DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing, Review Continues Below:

Continue reading

High Temp Silicone Tubing [1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD] – $1.90/ft with stacking sales

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.
  • These stacking promos mean that 1/2″ ID by 3/4″ OD high temp silicone tubing is $1.90 per foot

High Temp Silicone Tubing – choose 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

Also: Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD at Brewers Hardware

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:pfdsilicone