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Old 04-25-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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What kind of disconnects do you use for hot wort?

I am thinking of Whirlpool Chiller..

I think you can purchase silicone tubing and high temp pump. But what about disconnects?

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Old 04-25-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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I'm lost here. You planning to put hot wort in your keg?

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Old 04-25-2007, 07:19 PM   #3
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http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php

Just saw in the post that he is using all brass.....

Won't that contaminate with lead from the brass?
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
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6739K59
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www.mcmaster.com

I use these and love them.

The lead is a non issue but you can pickle if you like.

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Old 04-25-2007, 10:41 PM   #5
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some also use CPVC disconnects (or they may be another poly- something. they are a 'good' plastic). i believe you can get them from usplastic, morebeer, northernbrewer, etc.

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I use the CPC disconnects that gnef mentions above. They are made of polysulfone plastic, which is food grade to 250˚F. I got mine from Northern Brewer. Look at the bottom of the page that I linked to. They are a little on the pricey side, but from my point of view they are worth it.

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Old 04-25-2007, 11:47 PM   #7
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I use brass. . . I'm not afraid of lead-- but I pickled them just in case.

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one major advantage of the plastic ones linked above by johnsma22, is that you can connect and disconnect with your bare hands. with the brass or stainless, you should/need use gloves, otherwise you could burn yourself.

with that said, i don't have any of these, this is just from what i've read. when i do go to a system that would require the disconnects, i will most likely save up to use the plastic connectors.

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I may eventually convert to CPVC, but my brass ones are working fine at the moment.

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I may eventually convert to CPVC, but my brass ones are working fine at the moment.

yeah at $7.50 a set I'll stick with my brass. I've yet to have a need to unhooke them when hot, If I do gloves are right there if needed.

Oh one thing to add is the plastic ones can and do melt.
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