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Old 07-27-2010, 11:06 PM   #21
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I will direct him to this thread, he's on his way over for yeast right now :P As far as I know he has had no problems with it after 3 brews.


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Old 07-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #22
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Would that be - Type B 1/2" couplers for all the Silicone Hose connections? Did the other HBT member report elevated wear in the hoses from being stretched over the threads?
I'm the HBT member in question...

The hoses become a bit more pliable, but I don't foresee them splitting or anything. I have 1 that I remove each time to attach it to the whirlpool attachment of an immersion chiller.

I've not run 1000 batches through it yet, but I've had no issues and no hose clamps are needed with the MPT. Good luck!


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Old 08-23-2010, 04:05 PM   #23
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+1 going with the B type female camlock couplers. The 1/2" silicon hose fits over the 1/2" mpt fitting snugly and needs no clamps. I have been testing my new rig set up and had no leak problems so far.

I noticed a major improvement in flow rate going from the right angle brass QD's female that I was using from McMaster.

Here's some pics from my set up

Scroll down and you can see the camlocks on the MLT and March pump
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:56 AM   #24
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I'm going to be going with the street elbow idea Bobby M had on one of his videos. If you grind off the threads (or just thread the silicone tubing onto them, you won't restrict the flow and you'll have an elbow. However, I am not sure about the price comparison between hose-barb fitting and a street elbow. Would be worth looking into.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #25
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Old post but seeing this pic made me think that using a full bore 1/2 hosebarb that brewershardware carries and a fpt camlock fitting would increase flow significantly. To bad I just got standard camlocks as pictured.
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Or just stretch the tubing over the 1/2" NPT threads.
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Has anyone had any problems with the camlock B's stretching over 1/2 silicone hose? I was thinking of getting camlock D's with a 5/8 barb. The B's are cheaper and seem to achieve the same results of high flow. Any thoughts?
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The 5/8" barb into the type D is the best situation for a straight connection, especially going into the suction side of a pump. If you want an elbow at some point, the new fittings I have are the tits. The ID of the barb is almost 5/8".

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Great idea as usual!
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Wow, really wish I saw these before I ordered my camlocks. Will keep these in mind if I run into flow issues.


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