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    Food Grade Hose For Hot Water

    Hey folks, been doing some searching around here, and realised I need *proper* food grade hose for my nano-brewpub. I've been given a quote for this hose from Gates, just looking for advice on whether it's appropriate to use within the brewery for:

    • filling the HLT from an instantaneous hot water heater (water comes out at about 70C)
    • transferring hot liquor to the MLT
    • hot and cold washdown


    I'm finding that here in Tasmania, suppliers don't a lot of experience with breweries, so it's difficult to get a clear "this is what you need" answer

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    Hi David,

    I wanted to at least get the conversation started by showing some of the transfer hoses we carry. I'm sure others will chime in with their recommendations. All of our transfer hoses are food grade, rated for high temps, and come with Type 304 stainless steel fittings that are crimped for full flow. The differences are usually in the exterior covering (easier to clean) or the flexibility (more flexible is better). For example, the GlideTech is popular because the glossy, corrugated cover is superior to porous covers that collect dirt and it allows water to flow underneath instead of puddling. The Novaflex is better for higher alcohol content so we recommend that for distilleries. The Vintner Reserve has a crush-proof, reinforced cover. Unfortunately, we only ship to the US and Canada. But I hope this helps. Perhaps you can find a distributor carrying these brands down in Oz.

    https://www.unionjacktools.com/brewery-transfer-hoses/

    Regards,

    Chris Joyce
    Union Jack Tools


    Quote Originally Posted by davidn View Post
    Hey folks, been doing some searching around here, and realised I need *proper* food grade hose for my nano-brewpub. I've been given a quote for this hose from Gates, just looking for advice on whether it's appropriate to use within the brewery for:

    • filling the HLT from an instantaneous hot water heater (water comes out at about 70C)
    • transferring hot liquor to the MLT
    • hot and cold washdown


    I'm finding that here in Tasmania, suppliers don't a lot of experience with breweries, so it's difficult to get a clear "this is what you need" answer
    Union Jack Tools
    (800) 672-8119
    Unionjacktools.com
    sales@unionjacktools.com

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    Yeah, I can see Tas being a problem.

    We're really liking this stuff from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Goodyear wash-down hose at a very good price.
    Timm Turrentine

    Brewerywright,
    Terminal Gravity Brewing,
    Enterprise. Oregon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Union Jack Tools View Post
    Hi David,

    I wanted to at least get the conversation started by showing some of the transfer hoses we carry...
    Thanks, Chris, appreciate your input. Down the track, I'll definitely need to invest in some lengths of quality transfer hose, but I'm finding that with a 1BBL set up, silicone hoses are mostly sufficient on the non-suction side. The hose I was quoted will obviously do for rinsing out kettles, etc, it's the filling of the HLT with 75° C (167° F) water that I'm wondering about

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGTimm View Post

    Goodyear wash-down hose at a very good price.
    Thanks, Timm. Just took a look at the TG website, really lovely looking location you folks have there

    Flow rate aside, would you use that hose to fill a hot liquor tank with water already at 75° C / 167° F?

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    Our HLT runs at 183-188F. No problems in over a year of using these hoses. One nice thing is that they don't have the steel wire in the casing, which tends to break out and become a hazard as the hose ages. The Goodyear hose will also spring back if crushed, unlike the wire-wound style.
    Timm Turrentine

    Brewerywright,
    Terminal Gravity Brewing,
    Enterprise. Oregon.

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    Awesome, thanks Timm!


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