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Hose/Tubing Questions: I am looking for Silicone Hose with an inner dia of 1/2"

Beer Port

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Hose/Tubing Questions: I am looking for Silicone Hose with an inner diameter of 1/2". How important is the outer diameter of that hose? I am pricing thickwall hose, which tends to run 2 to 3x's  or more higher for the price. How worth it is the thickwall hose vs. the thinwall hose? Where is the best place to buy Silicone 1/2" ID Thickwall? I need 4 to 5 feet, I was thinking of buying 8-10 feet and cutting it into two pieces.

System and usage info:
This is for a gravity fed system, no recirculation, no pumps, etc. The hose is attaching to 1/2" ball valve with 1/2" barb for transfers to fermenter, and then used for transfers from bottling bucket to filler.

Thanks
BP
 

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If you don't have any high pressures in your system, then you don't need thick walls. For a gravity-fed system you should be fine with thin walls.

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Beer Port

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I bought 10' of 1/2" OD thick wall today. I plan on buying a pump for recirculation in near future.

Thanks for advice.

BP
 
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