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View Poll Results: What Quick Release/Disconnect Do you use on hot side of brewery?
Tri-Clamp/TriClover 2 4.17%
Kent Plastic 1 2.08%
Camlocks 40 83.33%
Garden Hose Connectors 1 2.08%
Ball Lock 2 4.17%
Something else (please mention below) 2 4.17%
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default What Quick Releases do you use?

I know tri-clovers are sanitary and all of that...and they are also expensive.

I have a 2 tier stand (bought it but should do a build thread for everything else I am doing to it, to make it my own) and have been in the process of aquiring keggles. My plan is to put a pump on it to be able to add RIMS and be able to easily switch from RIMS to filling the BK.

Was wondering what most people here are using for QR's and where they got them.

Thanks.

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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I use the camlocks found here
http://www.brewhardware.com/fittings...ck-disconnects

I went with all 1/2" - they work very well.

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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I debated forever between SS camlocks or the Kent Plastic QD's they sell at Bargain Fittings. I went with the camlocks and am quite happy with my decision. They are heavy duty, lock positively and, most importantly, don't leak. My vote is for camlocks!

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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1/2" Cam Locks throughout. Got mine from StainlessBrewing.com

On the hot side, sanitation is over rated. Your going to boil the stuff for at least an hour anyway. On the cold side, I want to eventually change to tri-clamps...

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Turn this into a poll. Would be interesting to see the results

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
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I went with 1/2" cam locks from Bargain Fittings. Had I seen the tri-clamps before hand I might have gone with them. Who knows I might switch to them int he future.

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I went with the "Big C" and the 5/8 elbow x 1/2 camlocks at Brewhardware. Couldn't be happier.

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I went with the "Big C" and the 5/8 elbow x 1/2 camlocks at Brewhardware. Couldn't be happier.
These are VERY convenient! If Bobby had offered these when I needed to buy them, I sure would have purchased these. However, at the time, "all camlocks were made the same" So, I just lumped mine in with an order from Stainless Brewing.

If I were you, I would SERIOUSLY consider getting these!!!
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I am currently debating this. I don't want to weld my pots though, as I am content with my weldless ball valves. I would have to use the tri-clover-to-npt adapter if I was going to go that route. Does that defeat the purpose of them being 'sanitary'-- you know, still being threaded in and all?

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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There wasn't a good source for quick connects when I built my system, so I ended up using brass garden hose connectors from Ace Hardware, like this: http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...44&cagpspn=pla

Of course, I had to add other adapters to change those garden hose fittings into 1/2" threaded and 5/8" hosebarbs to attach to my other stuff, but at the time this was still cheaper (and much higher flow) than the other options available.

(If I were starting my build today, I would be looking at Bobby's fittings)

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