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Old 01-03-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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I am "recreating" my brew system. I would any information you can give me about which quick disconnects you guys use and were you got them. These will be used for the keggles and the pumps. Also were do you get your silicone tubing that i see being used a lot. thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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I am "recreating" my brew system. I would any information you can give me about which quick disconnects you guys use and were you got them. These will be used for the keggles and the pumps. Also were do you get your silicone tubing that i see being used a lot. thanks in advance for your help.
A lot of folks get their disconnects from McMaster. Part numbers 6739K64 or 6739K68 and 6739K59. There was a thread about some alternative SS disconnects, I think it was from Bobby_M .

Can't comment on the tubing. I use the thick walled vinyl stuff from the hardware store. Much cheaper and seems to hold up well. Otherwise, I know McMaster, Northern, Austin Homebrew, among others, carry the silicon tubing. Again, the thick walled stuff seems to be preferred. See here.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:19 AM   #3
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Look at Bargain Fittings for stainless steel camlock disconnects , silicone hose and just about anything else that can be used for beer transfers.

 
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:54 AM   #4
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:57 AM   #5
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Tri-clover's don't leak




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Old 01-04-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
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More Beer has stainless steel disconnects like those posted from mcmaster carr.

http://morebeer.com/search/102348//2

 
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:36 AM   #7
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If you go with the McMaster parts, I highly recommend the right-angle barb connections, at least for the keg connections. Depending on how your pump is oriented, you might want them there, too.

 
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the input so far!!! which do you think is better to go with, stainless steel, plastic and i have even seen some brass fittings??? Does triclover make a quick disconnect or is that just a valve?? thanks again...
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:34 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the input so far!!! which do you think is better to go with, stainless steel, plastic and i have even seen some brass fittings??? Does triclover make a quick disconnect or is that just a valve?? thanks again...
Tri-clover fitting are not a quick diconnect but another form of connecting.

They are two halfs held together with a clamp with a gasket in the middle.

They won't leak and will last for a long time. Here is a photo of a set of tri-clover used with hose. They come in hose,female 1/2 NPT and 1/2 NPT male.




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Old 01-04-2011, 02:00 PM   #10
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TriClovers rawk - They are the top of the bling ladder...

But I'm too cheap for that - I used the cam locks from Proflowdynamics.com They cost about $10 a set

Personally I think the McMaster disconnects are too expensive ($30/set?) - For that money you might as well get TriClovers (Again, my opinion)
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