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Hose Clamps

Hose clamps are devices that are used not only to attach but to seal hoses onto barbed fittings like nipples or tailpieces. They provide moderate pressure which is just enough to allow the hose to expand without breaking the clamps. Most commonly used to tighten hoses onto fittings they prevent fluids and gases from escaping the barb by providing even pressure on all sides without any gaps.

These stainless steel hose clamps may be tiny accessories, but they are essential when creating a seal between the hoses and hardware used in lauter and mash tuns. To ensure that there is a good seal, the nipple, barb and tubing should all be smooth and 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 on your fittings 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 before placing the hose on the barb. Not a big deal, remove the hose from the barb, place the clamp on the tubing first, then reattach the hose to the barb and tighten the clamp. Homebrewers who will be attaching and removing their tubing often should opt for butterfly hose clamps, as they come with knobs that can be easily loosened or tightened.

There are different types of hose clamps for you to choose from here at Ontario Beer Kegs. Our choices include conventional worm gear hose clamps, butterfly clamps or stepless clamps. These stainless steel hose clamps can withstand high heat, rust and corrosion resistant and will last for a long time.

These hose clamps are not for brewing systems only. They are handy little pieces of hardware that you can use around the home and in your garage.