3/16" Beverage Tubing

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Some brewers prefer the narrower 3/16" inch diameter, to minimize foaming by providing more flow restriction in shorter (5' or less) beer lines. 3/16" inner diameter tubing is used in our beer towers, and in all our draft systems. This tubing is 3/16" inner diameter by 7/16" outer diameter. This tubing will fit 1/4" hose barbs if you heat it in hot water before slipping over the fitting.

Note: The reviews below about the tubing being thin where placed when we were selling thinner 3/16" by 5/16" tubing. Thanks to your reviews, this has been corrected and the current tubing is a thicker 3/16" by 7/16". Sold per foot.

This tubing has 3 pounds of resistance per foot. What does this mean? It means if you have a 4' beer line of this tubing, you have a total of 12 pounds of resistance in the line. Generally, this means setting your PSI on your regulator to the same 12 PSI figure will result in good beer flow, although setting it a bit lower can be preferable (to avoid carbonating the beer in the keg) if you do not need to fill glasses fast.
Average rating 6.42857142857143 out of 10 ( based on 7 reviews )

Not thick walled tubing

Review by Heath H. on 8/27/2007

Pros: It's 3/16" ID.

Cons: It's priced like 3/16" ID thick walled tubing...but it's thin wall.

Thin Walled Tubing

Review by Tom on 3/11/2011

This tubing is the thin walled stuff. Its no differant then the stuff from any local hardware store. Dont buy this for use with your kegging system.

Thin-wall; should be thicker

Review by Edwin on 8/3/2011

I bought this tubing to replace the beer line in my kegerator. It's the thin-wall stuff and kinked so I had to toss it and buy the regular thick-wall tubing from someone else. I wrote Williams about this and received a reply that they're looking into the problem but that was several months ago and nothing has changed. Sure, this thin-wall stuff is cheaper, but I'd rather pay more and get the right stuff.

It's the good stuff now

Review by Louis M. on 2/26/2013

This looks and feels just like BevFlex, but without the silk screening. Average O.D. is 0.44 inches. A little keg lube, a little heat, and a little pushing/flexing and it will fit on 1/4" barbed fittings.

Nice thick walled tubing!

Review by Scott on 4/15/2013

This thick walled tubing is better than what's in stock at my local brew supply! At first, seems too thick to fit onto barbed fittings, but after soaking end in hot water, slid right on.

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Jul 11, 2019 by Greg Bevenger

Q: Replaced my kegerator lines with this tubing. Can't get rid of plastic taste in my beers. Cleaned each line with PBW and sanitized with StarSan. Thoughts on how to get rid of the plastic taste other than buying a different type of line?

A: The plastic taste should subside after running several beers through it. If it doesn't, I would recommend replacing it with item P28 https://www.williamsbrewing.com/316-EJ-Beverage-Ultra-Barrier-Silver--P4098.aspx as this line has a barrier inside to eliminate off flavors in the beer.

Jun 17, 2019 by Matt

Q: What material is this tubing made of? Is it safe for concentrated ethanol, for example, the cold side of distilling?

A: It is made of FDA approved PVC. According the the manufacturer, this is safe for incidental flow through of cold distillate, although leaving alcohol in contact with the tubing for hours may release some plasticizers into the spirit. So okay for draining, not good for sitting still in the tubing.

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