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Ultra Barrier Silver™ Antimicrobial and PVC Free Beer Tubing - 3/16 in.

Ultra Barrier Silver™ Antimicrobial and PVC Free Beer Tubing - 3/16 in.

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Keep your beer tasting fresher, longer! EJ Beverage has reinvented how beer gets from keg to glass with their cutting edge Ultra Barrier Silver™ beer tubing. The unique silver lining used in Ultra Barrier Silver has been proven to be 100% effective against the top 4 beverage spoiling bacteria for up to 2,000 liters of flow. The tubing is also PVC and BPA free, standards observed in Europe for years for beer tubing that are just recently being followed in the USA. 

The tubing was lab tested by the famed Weihenstephan University in Germany and  then prior to release was tested for years at The New Belgium Brewery.

  • Antimicrobial - 100% effective against top 4 beverage spoiling bacteria
  • PVC Free and BPA Free - Contains no DEHP, phthalates or other plasticizers
  • Environmentally friendly production = does not emit dioxins
  • Extremely low extractable / extremely low leachables
  • High flexibility
  • Remains flexible at lower temperatures
  • Ultra-low permeability
  • Barrier properties
  • Temperature range of -40 to 125° F
  • Working pressure of 88 psi

3/16" is the best size for most beer lines under 9' in length. Ideally, 6' provides the correct restriction for serving beer in the 8-14 psi range.

Technical Specifications: 3/16" line provides 2.2 lbs of restriction per foot. Ideally pounds of resistance should equal pounds of applied pressure. 3/16" line holds 1/6 of an ounce per foot. PVC Free. 7/16" OD

 

Inner Diameter3/16 in.
MaterialPVC Free
FunctionDraft
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Flexibility with glass like barrier
Bailey M on May 11, 2021
Keg filling
Thomas B on Apr 26, 2021
Flexibility with glass like barrier
Bailey M on May 11, 2021
Use in my Keezer, very happy with it. Building a jockey box so sticking with what works well.
Marcus J Ronney on May 10, 2021
Keg filling
Thomas B on Apr 26, 2021
Antimicrobial
Steve R B on Apr 7, 2021
Works well
Jeremy B on Apr 5, 2021
Changing out beer lines.
Micky B. on Apr 2, 2021
Good quality
Justus G on Apr 1, 2021
Gonna replace my lines instead of clean them
Barry W on Mar 12, 2021
Antimicrobial
Erick W on Mar 11, 2021
Flexibility and anti microbial properties
Kenneth C on Feb 25, 2021
Silver is good for tubing and wire!
James w on Feb 9, 2021
No pvc or bpa tubing. Worth it to pay extra for peace of mind.
Daniel C on Feb 2, 2021
supposed to be high quality
Ricardo D on Jan 15, 2021
wanted high quality beer line and high flexibility
Doug C on Dec 9, 2020
Replacement
Robert D. B on Nov 26, 2020
I would not forgo proper cleaning and sanitizing, but it probably doesn't hurt to have a little extra help. I also like liquid tubing that stays flexible even when cold.
Ryan H on Nov 25, 2020
Easy for beverage line, longer life in my kegerator with the anti-microbial lining
Stephen on Nov 17, 2020
Easy for beverage line, longer life in my kegerator with the anti-microbial lining
Stephen on Nov 17, 2020
Thought would be best for serving from my kegs
Hugh on Nov 10, 2020
This stuff is great! Nothing builds up in them so you don't have to clean.
Andrew W on Nov 5, 2020
time for new lines
Nick S on Oct 29, 2020
Same reason
Pete p on Oct 14, 2020
Recommended
John M on Oct 10, 2020
Re-doing my lines and I’d rather spend $ on quality.
Brandon W on Oct 9, 2020
need
Anthony J M on Oct 8, 2020
I'll build a 10 foot picnic tap
Thomas D on Sep 29, 2020
Draft line for new keggerator I'm building
Bryce Brownfield on Sep 26, 2020
i used it before and find it to be the best beer line
cristian f on Sep 14, 2020
seems like a quality product
Russ W on Sep 3, 2020
need it
Anthony J M on Sep 2, 2020
need new beer lines
Chris R on Sep 1, 2020
anti microbial
Matthew W on Aug 28, 2020
I like the anti microbiology feature.
Travers B on Aug 18, 2020
antimicrobial. Recommended by friend
Thomas S G on Aug 12, 2020
To serve beer produced by dumping yeast starter into wort.
Jeremy N on Aug 6, 2020
Quality
Lee C on Jul 28, 2020
beer transporter
Ryan Jones on Jul 16, 2020
I want to minimize harmful chemicals that come in contact with food.
Parker P on Jul 15, 2020
building kegerator and wanted quality tubing
Christopher Heffernan on Jul 10, 2020
I've used it before, great tubing!
Braun M on Jul 9, 2020
Putting taps in fridge
Josh A. on Jun 27, 2020
I like the idea of antimicrobial hoses for my beer
Ellis S on Jun 25, 2020
Recommended in a youtube video
John on Jun 23, 2020
I really like this tubing its good quality
Jody G on Jun 17, 2020
Going to see if I notice a difference over traditional beer line
Brennan Doerr on Jun 10, 2020
Better hose for better beer!
Kenny Lyons on Jun 9, 2020
antibacterial quality intrigues me
Scott B on Jun 3, 2020
Building new keezer, need some more lines. Hopefully it's not like those disgusting, sticky PVC ones.
JOHN DUNLOP on May 20, 2020
anti-microbial... reviews online were positive
Greg M on May 15, 2020
Clean beer is good
Stephen H on May 14, 2020
Use in my Keezer, very happy with it. Building a jockey box so sticking with what works well.
Marcus J Ronney on May 10, 2021
Antimicrobial
Steve R B on Apr 7, 2021
Just got my tubing installed in a new keezer with the intertap flow control faucets. I'm having a lot of foaming issues and I can't dial my system in. The lines are all ten feet. I've tried low pressure at 5psi and high pressure at 20psi. Nothing seems to work. Any ideas?
Jason Offord on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Both of those pressures will cause foaming for different reasons. There are two types of foaming. One caused by under pressure and one caused overly high velocity. With under pressure (or warm temp) carbonation will come out of suspension and collect in the beer line. If you look at the coupler and see bubbles rising, the beer is losing carbonation which is collecting in the line. When you open the faucet, you will be getting this "head" that has collected in the line.

Keg pressure should be determined by the desired temperature and carbonation level for the beer. This can be determined by looking at a VOLS chart with temp and pressure. 12PSI and 37F is a good starting point.

At 20 PSI, the beer will be at around 10PSI right before the faucet. The rapid decrease in pressure combined with the high velocity will cause breakout of the CO2 and you will get foam.

The length and diameter of the beer line should be selected to resist and "cancel out" the pressure of the beer in the keg. I actually like to calculate based on -5 PSI at the faucet. So if you are storing your beer at 12 PSI, you will want to calculate 17 PSI of dynamic head (resistance). 3/16" line is 2.2PSI per foot at "ideal" flow rate resulting in about 8 ft of line, but 10' *should* work fine, the beer will just pour a little slower.

If the problem improves / goes away when pouring consecutive beers, it is going to be a low pressure / high temp problem.

Other things that can cause foaming:
-Faucet is dirty
-Faucet is not fully opened and fully closed as quickly as possible
-distance from faucet to glass is too great when pouring
-glass is dirty, causing nucleation sites for breakout
-lines on kegerator are not kept cold. this warms the beer causing CO2 to come out of suspension.
Can this tubing be used with Duotight fittings? If so, which one?
JOHN DUNLOP on May 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I only like to use Duotight with sturdy PEX or EVA barrier type tubing. Any tubing with flexibility will be more difficult to engage and more likely to leak. I like Ultra Barrier Silver but haven’t tried it with Duotight directly. I have used Duotight-to-short piece of PEX to-quick disconnect (H550) to Ultra Barrier, however. It works great for me that way.
Can I use this as gas line?
Zac Evans on Jul 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It’s primarily used as a liquid line. The internal diameter of the tubing dictates if it has the capacity to hold a gas under pressure. Most liquid lines don’t possess this. I would just order gas line to be safe. You don’t want to wake up with an even worse headache. If you’re in a pinch at the moment and need it “now” then I’d go to a local shop if possible.
What is the OD of this hose? Thanks!
Daniel Breen on Mar 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Daniel - Item information can be found toward the bottom of the product's web page. 'Technical Specifications: 3/16" line provides 2.2 lbs of restriction per foot. Ideally pounds of resistance should equal pounds of applied pressure. 3/16" line holds 1/6 of an ounce per foot. PVC Free. 7/16" OD'
I have read that the beer line calculators aren't accurate with this. I have 6' lines on my kegerator now at 14psi and 38°F. I still have foaming issues. I read you have to double what the calculators say with this line? Is this true?
Dan Blum on Jun 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For such a short draw, sometimes calculators can be inaccurate. Better suited for 20+ feet. Try lowering to a serving pressure below 10psi.
Does it leach the silver into the beer over the 528.34 gals of it's antimicrobial life? After the first 528 gallons should the line be replaced?
Jason Wagner on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jason - TUB400 offers extremely low leachables, after the 2000 liters of beer, it's likely the antimicrobial begins to degrade. Replacement is up to the consumer and preventative maintenance practices.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
The tubing is very nice, and tough! Ordering was easy, and shipping was fast.
May 5, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
As advertised, brand name tubing.
March 5, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
best tubing, impacts no tastes or smells
best tubing, impacts no tastes or smells
December 23, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pretty flexible when cold
No problems with this
December 2, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not 30 ft as advertised
I bought the 30ft hose to use 7.5 ft lengths on my keezer. They shipped me a 27.5ft hose, so now I can only do 3 lines instead of the 4 I need. Thanks a lot! What a disappointment for the money I spent.
November 4, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
Antimicrobial Tube
So I seen this on a video and they said this is the best for kegerators. I broke mine down and cleaned all parts and added the tubing.

Beer taste GREAT! and I feel good that it will keep me safe from the bad microbes that could develop in the tubing.

Thanks for getting it here and glad to promote.

Chad
October 22, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
my best project ever!
The best materials that you can get for your very customized project.
Profesional grade assembly made by an pathologist. All this is a superb experience!!
our new super kegerator made witah the best materials.
September 2, 2020
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
fits
Don't boil to sanitize. It started to melt...
June 4, 2020
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Ready to work with; will only but these from now on!
March 11, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice and flexible
I put a lot of time and effort into brewing. I am going to take every advantage I can. Yeah, it cost more but I am worth it!
March 10, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago