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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2010, 09:56:41 AM »
These folks have good prices on SS QDs, they don't have hose barbs though:  http://www.dultmeier.com/catpages.asp?page=E0170

I have also been using tri-clamps on my post-boil side. They work well. Tri-clamps also come in a smaller 3/4" size, but they are hard to find.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010, 11:12:32 AM »
cam and groove  form pro-flow dynamics
http://store.proflowdynamics.com/modules/store/316-Stainless-Steel_C68.cfm

love them, just upgraded to 3/4in on the boil pot/plate chillers
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2010, 11:35:28 AM »
Blichman's triclamps look very robust.

Anyone know where they get their clamps from?
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 11:40:10 AM »
Probably GW Kent - just a guess.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2010, 11:43:55 AM »
Probably GW Kent - just a guess.

I give them a look see.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2010, 12:09:58 PM »
That was the link I posted previously.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 12:18:33 PM »
That was the link I posted previously.

OK...got it. Very nice clamps and pricey but worth it in the long run.
I'm seriously considering the Tri-clamps. It's roughly $45/connection.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2010, 01:20:08 PM »
Also check out KLG stainless at http://klgstainless.com/index.html
or their ebay store.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2010, 01:26:20 PM »
Also check out KLG stainless at http://klgstainless.com/index.html
or their ebay store.

Thanks Tom.  I'll check them out too.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2010, 03:37:24 PM »
I drilled the center "corss hairs" out of my CPCs and never had them clog. They are "nice enough", but go stainless if you can.  The CPC ones, while they handle heat well, never felt sanitary. Especially after I drilled them out.

The thing about the Tri Clamps, they are pricey but they will last almost forever if you take care of 'em. And they are truly sanitary.
I bought these (through my LHBS through Fox Equipment) and found out right away the cross-hairs had to be removed to prevent clogging.  I've had them on my rig for about 4 brews so far and find them pretty easy to use and not hot to the touch.
If you plan it right you can make a couple of hoses that do more than one application.  I use a hose from the hot liquor tank to the mash kettle and then use it from the ice bath (formerly hot liquor tank) to the wort chiller with another hose returning to the ice bath.
The only QD that seems difficult to snap on and off is the one on the outlet of the boil kettle.  Heat may be a factor there.
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Re: Quick disconnects
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2010, 01:06:28 PM »
http://store.proflowdynamics.com/modules/store/316-Stainless-Steel_C68.cfm    These are awesome and are dirt cheap, and so is shipping.
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