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sintax69

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What do you all use to connect your hose from boilers HLTs pumps ETC
do you use any from of quick connectors if so what where how much


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I use nylex hose snap lock fittings for my AG Setup...
 

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Sintax, hi i used to use S/S quicklock type couplers but found there is to many parts to them on the inside and was not happy with them really at all. Now i do it the same way as professional breweries with barrel unions and ball valves, simply turn off valve then unscrew barrel union.
Barrel unions aren't really quick snap locks or anything but i find they are the best way to build a brewery. Best of all they are the most professional way to set up your brewery, i think anyway.

In this pic you can see the valve from the HLT with a barrel union which connects the hot water line into the mash tun.
anyway sorry not really quick connects but like i said i reckon this way is the best and most 'professional'.


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I use quick disconnects by Colder Products. They're made from food grade plastic, and are rated to 137C and 860kPa. I bought the FFC35 series which gives a full 1/2" flow, but requires 19mm OD tubing to fit the barb. The reason for choosing the FFC35 series was that I also use full port 1/2" ball valves, so I decided to not restrict the flow by using disconnects with an ID less than 1/2".

These disconnects are fantastic, but like all desireable brewing toys, they come at a price. Including freight a male and female set were not far of $40. This can start to add up, so they're not for the fiscally challenged.

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I use quick disconnects by Colder Products. They're made from food grade plastic, and are rated to 137C and 860kPa. I bought the FFC35 series which gives a full 1/2" flow, but requires 19mm OD tubing to fit the barb. The reason for choosing the FFC35 series was that I also use full port 1/2" ball valves, so I decided to not restrict the flow by using disconnects with an ID less than 1/2".

These disconnects are fantastic, but like all desireable brewing toys, they come at a price. Including freight a male and female set were not far of $40. This can start to add up, so they're not for the fiscally challenged.

Cheers
MAH

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I use some of those brass garden hose fittings :) they don't give the full 1/2" flow but they are cheap and do the job for me. The hose I use is some drinking water rated (translucent blue) hose from bunnings, same as garden hose really. You can see pics in the gallery.
 

Vlad the Pale Aler

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Wow, all of the above look very trick. I use the common ss braided quick connects that lurk under most sinks and dunnies, along with a 1/2' ball valve.
Cheap available and efficient, have a look at my gallery pics.
 

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I use the Colder couplings for my CPBF but not for brewday stuff.



I just made a CFC and I used the end I saved from the easy hooker braid which lives in the mashtun.



Also, I found some nitto style couplings in stainless at purple pig. These ended up costing no more than your CPC coupling MAH.

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What I find very useful are pushin style fittings:

On the brewpot and mashtun:



On the CPBF:



These rock because they are quick and because they grip the outside of the tubing, posing no restriction to the flow.

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sosman said:
What I find very useful are pushin style fittings:
Me too!. my CFC is all push in fittings the wort and the water.

They are great i use push in fittings all over the brewery.

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