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Hose Clamps

Hose clamps are devices that are used not only to attach but also seal hoses onto barbed fittings like nipples or tail pieces. They provide moderate pressure which is just enough to allow the hose to expand without breaking the clamps. They are most commonly used to tighten hoses onto fittings used in the plumbing system of a home brewing setup. They prevent the fluids from escaping the barb by providing even pressure on all sides without any gaps.

Hose clamps may be tiny accessories but they are essential in creating a seal in the hoses used in lauter and mash tuns. To ensure that there is a good seal, the nipple, barb and tube should be smooth as well as free from any scratches and nicks. The presence of any irregularities on the surface causes a loss of balance in terms of the clamp's fitting. Thus, if you have stuck hoses, never remove the clamps by slitting them as this can leave scratches that can cause leaks. (more info below)
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While it may seem easy to use these hose clamps, many a brewer has been caught off guard by forgetting to place the hose clamp around the tubing prior to placing the hose on the barb. Not a big deal, just remove the hose from the barb, place the clamp and reattach the hose to the barb and tighten the clamp. Home brewers who will be attaching and removing their tubing often should opt for butterfly clamps, as they come with knobs that can be easily adjusted.

There are different types of hose clamps for you to choose from here at Ontario Beer Kegs. Our choices include conventional hose clamps, butterfly clamps or stepless clamps. Our clamps are made from stainless steel thus they can withstand high heat, do not rust and also last for a long time.