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Old 03-14-2011, 09:45 PM   #11
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A brew buddy of mine has converted everything to http://morebeer.com/view_product/695...T__Female_Barb
since he claims he was burning his hands on the stainless. Anyone else have these issues. They are cheaper then the stainless fittings, but http://proflowdynamics.reachlocal.co..._id=3002805091 look like a good option as well.

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Old 03-14-2011, 09:54 PM   #12
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Your friend needs some heat resistant gloves.

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:14 PM   #13
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I like the plastic ones previously mentioned. No leakage issues, however I need to drill mine out as the crosshairs do catch some grain.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:13 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by jim4065 View Post
I can't seem to find the SS couplers in that catalog. Can you give me a page number?
Don't bother. The SS versions are even more than the MoreBeer SS ones. They also don't have the male NPT threaded version of the female QD, only female NPT.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:42 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by jim4065 View Post
Anyone have experience with these: http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...-12-mpt-female ?
That is what I use, I like them because they don't get hot like the metal ones do.

Just keep extra o-rings around, they wear out after about 3 months.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:51 AM   #16
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I almost exclusively use the Colder HFC-35 series which are the polysulfone disconnects you are referring to. I like them
for many reasons:

1- You can get them in a very wide range of fitting styles. So I have some
barbed, some NPT, some GHT, etc. It has given me a ton of flexibility.

2- They are super simple to get on and off - no fumbling around with a clamp and gasket.

3- No leaks.

4- Can handle higher temps (HFC35 only).

5- Rotate easily.

6- Available in valved or non-valved but I would not get valved versions
for the brewstand as it adds a risk for clogs.

You can go on Colder's website and find all the fitting styles and part numbers. Then US Plastics is a great source for them and they carry pretty much all of them on hand. Only thing about USP is I would setup your own Fedex account and have them use it for shipping. For whatever reason their cart's shipping estimator is FUBAR and this is a simple and free way to get around it.

Hope this helps!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #18
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Default Quick disconnects

I bought brass quick disconnects from Home Depot, but my 2nd time using them on my system I am starting to get all kinds of leaking. They are all tight and I have used Teflon tape as well, but I am still getting leakage. Anyone else seen this and/or have suggestions on how to fix this?
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #19
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The only QD systems I think you'd find at home depot are either meant for compressed air or garden hose. Neither of these will have gaskets that can handle brewery temps.

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