I stopped in at my LHBS this afternoon to pick up some silicone tubing to use for the plate chiller I just bought. I was sad to find out they were all out of stock, and wouldn’t be getting any more back in 'till sometime late next week.
I’m a bit bummed since I was hoping to brew a batch this weekend, which now, seems to be in jeopardy, as I don’t have the high temperature hose I need to run from my kettle to the cooler.
I then had a thought, that cars use silicone tubing to run coolant - and I can get those at pretty much any auto parts store. The only question that is unanswered is - is it ‘Food Safe’?
Has anyone used coolant hose to transfer hot wort from your kettle through a chiller and not have any taste/flavor issues?