Originally Posted by ultravista
I don't get it .. which are male and which are female and which parts fit together?
To make a pair, for silicone tubing, what would you choose?
you need to decide what aproach you want to go with.
seeing as you have less connections on your house than you do other fittings most people use the "Female" cam fittings on each end of the house and use the "male" cam ever where else.
example your hose has a female fitting on each end. but your pump and kettle have male members that slip into the female hose. kinda like Sex-Ed.
several people including me are using street 90 bends with out hoses so they don't kink.
what fittings you buy largely depends on how you want to set up your brewery. what works for me may not work for you and so on and so forth.
EDIT: the female cam fittings are more expensive. so using less is saving money.