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Dip Tubes and Pick Ups

Dip tubes are not just for plumbing applications, pick-ups and dip tubes are often an overlooked piece of equipment in a brewing station. They may come as an assembly that is made up of a threaded female coupler and a pipe that features a 90-degree elbow. They serve as an inlet installed at the bottom of the brew pot or kettle where the liquid goes out. Without a dip tube or pick up, it can be challenging to transfer from one brew container to the other. Installing dip tubes to the brew pot is also a great way of customizing it to increase its functionality. Moreover, it can be connected to a spigot so that separating the wort from the hops mash is an easy task.

The dip tube is often installed at the base of the brew pot so that it can pick up the wort at the bottom of the brew pot. It works with other brewing equipment, such as a false bottom, in filtering the wort from the mash. (more info below)
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During the process of chilling the wort, installing a dip tube to an inline chiller makes it easier to achieve the necessary temperature to inhibit the growth of bacterial contaminants. Moreover, cooling of the wort is also required to avoid the production of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) compounds that can produce an off flavour in the beer that is similar to canned corn.

Brew pot dip tubes do not need to be soldered to the coupler as any leaks will go back to the kettle instead of being wasted. Here at Ontario Beer Kegs, we have a wide variety of dip tubes and pickup tubes, so there is sure to be one to work with your brew pot.

Do you have a used keg that needs some upgrades? We also have Stainless Steel liquid and gas dip tubes for use in your corny keg, they don't rust, and will not react to your homebrew or wine.