I am all triclamp, or three hand clamp as I like to say, and it rocks. The only place I'm not triclamp is the inlet to my center inlet chugger pumps. Those are npt and hose barbs. I love triclamp but the reality is that my 30 gallon stout kettles came with a ton of triclamp stuff so it was nice. I bought a few extra hose barbs, gaskets and clamps to finish it all and have a few extras. Outside of the kettles I've spent about $100 on tc stuff. Not bad.