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Dip Tubes and Pick Ups


Dip tubes are not just for plumbing applications. Pick-ups and dip tubes are often overlooked pieces of equipment in a brewing station. They may come as an assembly 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 another. 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 brew pot base to pick up the wort at the brew pot's bottom. 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 chilling the wort, installing a dip tube to an inline chiller makes it easier to achieve the necessary temperature to inhibit bacterial contaminants' growth. Moreover, cooling of the wort is also required to avoid dimethyl sulfide (DMS) compounds that can produce an off flavour in the beer 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 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.