Micro Matic sells only brewery approved vinyl hose. This vinyl hose meets or exceeds all the rigid demands for draft beer dispensing systems. Draft beer hose that meets the brewery’s criteria has passed through a series of quality tests, which include taste and odor evaluations. This vinyl tubing remains flexible and durable at recommended temperatures and pressures. It will not rot, swell, or dry out and is unaffected by normal cleaning compounds. The Brewers Association guidelines mandate vinyl tubing be replaced annually.
For Draft Beer
Available in either clear or black. Most breweries prefer clear to be able to see the beer in the hose for quality assurance purposes.
3/16" I.D. – Use for most direct draw applications where the distance between the keg and the faucet is less than 6’. Also used as "choker" behind faucet spliced to larger I.D. trunklines.
1/4" I.D. – Used as trunkline spliced to choker in air shaft systems.
5/16" I.D. – Used as gas hose. There is a choice of two colors (red or blue) and clear. Color easily identify the gas line from the beer line. Clear is preferred by some breweries as it allows for visual detection of beer back-up or moisture from pressure flow.
3/8" I.D. – Used in keg cooler between keg coupler and wall bracket for flexibility. Also used for jumper hose between keg and cooler box.
1/2" I.D. – Ideal for drain hose. Beer flow use is rare due to volume carried per foot.