Recently got a march pump which I primarily use to whirlpool the worth while I run my immerssion chiller. I have cam-lock disconnects to hook the whole thing up, but how the heck do I disconnect everything when I am done without spilling wort all over my kitchen?
You can take a pot or pitcher and disconnect the line running into the whirlpool and empty into the pitcher. Then disconnect the line out of the kettle and hold it up to drain the rest of the liquid through the pump and into the pitcher.
ball valves on the hoses would work if you are looking for a slightly more sophisticated remedy
This is what I was going to suggest. I have the same problem in certain instance. My remedy for next brew is a ball valve that has disconnects on both sides so I can use it anywhere I need it at the time.