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Old 01-27-2010, 03:32 PM   #21
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I was thinking about those connectors last night to put on another build project. Not to highjack your thread but your gonna like that whirlpool device. Lonnie may be right about just recirculating cold wort over and over again. But what I've found on my brutus is that instead of 20 minutes to cool, it takes 30 and is dependent on how much Ice you have in HLT before it melts by passing through the heat exchanger. If you use an immersion chiller, I guess that wont apply. I may have missed it but are you going to start selling those connectors?

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Old 01-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #22
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I may have missed it but are you going to start selling those connectors?

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That is the plan. I wanted to test it out a couple times to be sure.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:05 PM   #23
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That's good I might need a few more sometime soon. I want to make more hoses. I would love to buy from a fellow brewer.

Looks like you need to search in china. I talked to one company and they qouted me $20 per fitting. I laughed when she told me. I told about pro flow dynamics and she said. Oh we can get the china fittings too. They will be much less.

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Old 02-17-2010, 02:54 AM   #24
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Aw, man - I was really hoping that the review would be along the lines of "Absolutely perfect, no reason to look at the brass QDs from McMaster"

So still decisions to make. Hmph!!
I just changed out all my McMaster Carr QD for these Stainless SnapLocks.

I see NO reason to use the McMaster QD.

Here is a badly focused comparison between the male SnapLock and the McMaster



The SnapLock internal diameter is 0.536 " at it's smallest. The McMaster is 0.353" Just a little bit of flow restriction.

Of course the hose barb on the female SnapLock restricts things a bit.

The BLING factor on the stainless connectors is HUGE. I will be posting some more photos on my rig with these connectors on it shortly.

I hope to actually brew with these connectors this coming weekend. I need to get some clamps for my hoses tomorrow.

Pro Flow Dynamics was GREAT to work with. Fast shipping and great communication. I ordered them on Friday and they arrived today, on Tuesday.

I will post a follow up after actually using them to brew.
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I'v been using camlocks for a good year and change. They are great, no leakage yet. The only complaint I have is sometime the washer gets stuck to the male end of the QD when you take them off.

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Old 02-18-2010, 03:12 AM   #26
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Is everybody using either the Type A or Type F threaded male adapters with the Type C female with hose barb? There does not seem to be very good product descriptions on their site.

What type of gasket do they come with? I notice you can buy replacement gaskets too (Buna N, EPDM, Viton).

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Is everybody using either the Type A or Type F threaded male adapters with the Type C female with hose barb? There does not seem to be very good product descriptions on their site.

What type of gasket do they come with? I notice you can buy replacement gaskets too (Buna N, EPDM, Viton).
I'll link you to the thread I started when I found these things. I don't know about what gaskets you want to guarantee heat tolerance.. I was thinking of ordering some flat silicone from another source, but these standard (buna N I think) gaskets work fine so far at least at mash and mash-out temps. I broke down the types here: Camlocks
I use the type C on hoses and type F on bulkheads. I think most use the same. The type C has a smaller inner diameter, so if that worries you, find a way to use type B or D.
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buna gaskets should be fine for temps up to over 200 degrees. The gaskets that come with the camlocks should be fine. I am not worried about it.

I too am using the type c for hoses and type F on my kettles. I need to order a few more type c. I want to make a few more spare hoses. They seem to be out of stock again.

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I would suppose the main restriction in these being the barbs, perhaps buying female with NPT and then buying larger port barbs separately. If that's a concern.

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Here is a shot of my brewframe with the stainless camlocks in place.

I have more silicone tubing on the way from BargainFittings to finish off the hoses I need. I hope to be able to brew with the new fittings within a week.
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