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Old 01-23-2009, 05:53 PM   #11
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The only reason I put QDs on the pump end of the hoses is so I can disconnect and do an oxyclean soak. The outside of the tubing gets sticky too after a few batches.
True enough. The ones from McMaster are cheap enough that there is no need to skimp, and having them on everything gives you maximum flexibility. I also made a garden hose to female QD adapter, so it's really easy to flush everything out.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:57 PM   #12
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Ah!! Thanks evan!(!) just as I suspected, everyone is gonna have a different looking thingy. So I guess I just gotta look and see what is in my local area.
local area? Mine came from Northern Brewer. There's this great thing, it's a series of tubes called teh intarwebz. using this series of tubes, you can get stuff shipped to you from other places.
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True enough. The ones from McMaster are cheap enough that there is no need to skimp, and having them on everything gives you maximum flexibility. I also made a garden hose to female QD adapter, so it's really easy to flush everything out.
wow, those ARE cheap. Might have to spend a few more bucks. That's what I love about my system...I can always add to it.
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wow, those ARE cheap. Might have to spend a few more bucks. That's what I love about my system...I can always add to it.
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the brass qd's, and they really don't get that hot unless you're recircing.

I'm really starting to see the value in the 90 degree style.....I've been fighting with kinks bigtime. The march pump output is in a vertical position, and the silicone tubing flops over quite a bit. I kick myself for not getting them in the first place.....
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I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the brass qd's, and they really don't get that hot unless you're recircing.

I'm really starting to see the value in the 90 degree style.....I've been fighting with kinks bigtime. The march pump output is in a vertical position, and the silicone tubing flops over quite a bit. I kick myself for not getting them in the first place.....
Yeah, I'm gonna go order them now I think. thanks!
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shyte, seems a little difficult to find a little old 1/2" coupling. I found this:

McMaster-Carr

but it's still like $4 each, which seems expensive, especially when they're much cheaper at lowes.

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.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
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shyte, seems a little difficult to find a little old 1/2" coupling. I found this:

McMaster-Carr

but it's still like $4 each, which seems expensive, especially when they're much cheaper at lowes.

H631 Stainless Steel Coupling, 1/2" NPT $3.50
Stainless Full Coupler - 1/2" | MoreBeer

They are real purty and looked machined instead of cast.
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I use these things on everything except the kettle and mash tun valves:


They only need to be hand-tightened since they have a silicone O-ring that handles the seal, no Teflon tape needed. The go and off fairly quickly, just not as fast as an actual QD, but the only reason I need to remove hoses on those parts is for cleanup so speed isn't an issue. A pair is $18 at NB.

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H631 Stainless Steel Coupling, 1/2" NPT $3.50
Stainless Full Coupler - 1/2" | MoreBeer

They are real purty and looked machined instead of cast.
Morebeer will get NONE of my money. Assclowns.
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.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
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The brass QD's from mcmaster are awesome. Have male connectors on my pump and all vessels, and female connections at each end of the hose. Used to just have the hoses permanently attached to the pump with barbs, but it was impossible to get all the leftover cleaning water out.



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