I've had both of these now and I'm not sure where I stand.
I originally bought the shut off quick connects. I had some clogging issues with the recirculation of my mash and immediately replaced them with inline connects think it was the small valve causing the problems...
It wasnt, i still had stuck recirculation after I replaced them AND I made the mistake a few times of releasing the connect without first shutting the ball valve, so now I had two issues to deal with.
I think in the long run id prefer the shut off, but it isnt necessary if you pay attention. I still have the straight thru ones on my stand now and I have even posted the shut off valves for sale in the Classified forum, but im having second thoughts that I may keep them.
I will say, i love the polyulfone connects. I can grab them with hot wort and not burn my hand.
Sorry, i couldnt tell you whats better, just that I have had both.
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