Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Camlock shopping list
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2014, 11:13 PM   #1
awarner322
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 228
Liked 29 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Camlock shopping list

Does anyone have their list from buying all the camlocks for their HERMS system. I know every system is probably a bit different. But I thought it might be nice to have something as a reference as I start buying

__________________
awarner322 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2014, 12:38 AM   #2
iijakii
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,504
Liked 53 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 150

Default

Biggest tip I can give you is to draw your system on pen and paper, and run through the brew-day with it. You'll still probably forget something though, lol. I think I've done two or three with bargainfittings and Bobby each.

__________________
iijakii is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
ebstauffer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 142
Liked 12 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

What ^^^^ he said. And then multiple by 1.5!

__________________
ebstauffer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 02:08 AM   #4
Docbruw
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Docbruw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 113
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

After 6 orders over the past year I think I finally got all the cam locks for my e-herms, pumps, HLT, MLT, chiller and kettle. Depending on how your system is designed will depend on what you need. I thought I went through my system design from beginning to end and ordered what I thought I would need, NOT, I still ordered more. To be honest the "extra" parts I didn't use I have used in other places. Can you have to much stainless???

If you want my inventory:

F cam lock 13
female high flow barb 8
A cam locks 2

Keep in mind this doesn't include all the 9+ nipples, T's and 90's barbed/threaded. I'm with iijakii I've ordered from both Bargain fittings and Bobby multiple times.

__________________
Docbruw is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 02:34 AM   #5
southwoodbrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
southwoodbrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: , Ohio
Posts: 31
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Having just finished this project on my Kal clone, here is what I ordered (over 5 orders, mind you). Bargainfittings or brewhardware is the way to go.

HLT: (4) F adapters for out, recirculation and (2) HERMS.
MT: (2) F Adapters for Out and sparge arm
BK: (2) F Adapters for out and Whirlpool.
Immersion Chiller: (1) F Adapter for water in (water out is attached hose)
Pumps: (3) F adapters (1 Center Inlet in, (2) for out) (1) A Adapter for inline in
Special: (1) F Adapter, (1) A adapter; attached as a link to connect hoses or add extra weight.

Hoses:

5 hoses custom lengths for HERMS setup: (10) High flow C A.K.A. High Flow Barb (HIGHLY recommend the high flow barb)
Extra length hose: (2) High flow C A.K.A. High Flow Barb
Drinking water safe hose: (1) special quick disconnect I got for free that I have on my two hot and cold taps, (1) Standard C
Waist water hose: (1) special quick disconnect I got for free that I have on my two hot and cold taps, (1) Standard C

Hope this helps.

__________________
southwoodbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
alewhatcuresyou
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 32
Liked 9 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I would recommend these if you are going with hose and barbed fittings:
http://www.brewershardware.com/1-2-C...Hose-Barb.html
The normal barbed female cam locks create a serious restriction and these are only around .60 each more. The rest of the fittings including ball valves are usually full port except for the barbed female cam locks. Its better to have the flow capacity and not need it than to need it and not have it. My system simply would not work the way I wanted with the restrictions.
Another thing is that the correct way to control/restrict flow is downstream from a pump never upstream and it is hard to imagine a system not having a valve downstream of the pump for this purpose.
I have a few brand new stainless 1/2" female barbed cam locks I purchased from Williams brewing before I found these that I would sell you at a good price if you decide to go that route.

__________________
alewhatcuresyou is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
atoughram
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Posts: 1,046
Liked 122 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 199

Default

Tons....

Male MPT Camlocks = 9
Male FPT Camlocks = 3
Female Camlock Straight = 12
Female Camlock 90 = 3

And I think I have a few males laying around.

Sketch out your systems and decide how many you'll need. There's no fast and easy answer.

__________________
Clover Creek Brewery, Puyallup WA
Planning - Carbon River Hefe
Fermenters - FS90 Amber Ale OG 1.055
On tap
Ichter Hill IPA OG 1.058
Carbon River Hefe OG 1.046
atoughram is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2014, 12:05 AM   #8
awarner322
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 228
Liked 29 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Thanks guys...yeah I realize that I will probably be ordering multiple times. But this is helpful.

__________________
awarner322 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-22-2014, 11:46 PM   #9
trboyden
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
trboyden's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Woonsocket, RI
Posts: 194
Liked 34 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Do yourself a favor and check out proflowdynamics.com for your cam and groove fitting needs... You'll like the pricing better...


Sent from my iPad using Home Brew

__________________
trboyden is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2014, 01:50 AM   #10
BigFloppy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 390
Liked 24 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trboyden View Post
Do yourself a favor and check out proflowdynamics.com for your cam and groove fitting needs... You'll like the pricing better...


Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
watch out for their shipping charges though
__________________
BigFloppy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shopping list blueseamonkey Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-30-2014 10:24 AM
Shopping list Nekro Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 10-24-2013 05:07 PM
My first shopping list Whippy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 08-30-2010 07:12 PM
Shopping List Ó Flannagáin Recipes/Ingredients 4 04-04-2007 03:58 PM
I need your help with a shopping list BierMuncher Bottling/Kegging 9 02-04-2007 02:35 AM