Hands on with More Beer’s Line of Kent Systems Disconnects

More Beer carries a line of Kent Systems quick disconnects.


I’ve had a chance to give these a try and I thought I’d let you know my thoughts.



These are affordable disconnects.  They sell from $2.85 to $3.60 each.  More expensive than entry level Luer Lock type disconnects and less expensive than valved Quick Disconnect type fittings.


vs Luer Locks, I like the feel that these have when they engage.  Luer Locks certainly seal well, but the twist action doesn’t leave you feeling overly confident.  These have orings and, to me, they have a more certain locking point.  


Most disconnect systems seem to be geared toward either CO2 or hot liquid.  The Kent System disconnects are unique in that they come in both barbed and MPT threaded flavors.  They are pressure capable, up to 125 PSI (CO2 friendly) and they are FDA safe up to 250 degrees F (boiling wort friendly).  You could use this one disconnect system for both CO2 and wort transfer.


Overall, I like these disconnects and I think they are a great product and a solid value at this price. 


Specs from morebeer.com:

  • Extremely durable
  • Made from FDA approved, medical grade food safe plastic
  • Easy 1/4 turn design
  • Designed for up to 125 PSI
  • Food safe at boiling temps (up to 250 degrees F)
  • Single barb eliminates the need for hose clamp in most situations
  • Single hand connect and disconnect
  • Made in the USA

View More Beer’s entire line of disconnects here


Kent Female QD – 1/2 in MPT H473 – $2.85


Kent Male QD – 3/8 in Barb H474 – $3.60


Kent Female QD – 3/8 in Barb H475 – $2.85


As part of the Kent Systems line there is also a Soda Bottle disconnect.  This is a great product and a great value.  I have a previous write up on that.  That’s here.  




Kent Shut-Off QD Set – Soda Bottle Cap H482 – $9.95
Use this to carbonate in a 1 or 2 liter soda bottle.  Also use to pressurize a 1 or 2 liter soda bottle for easy transport.

For use with the female QD above.  This gives you the ability to pressurize or carbonate multiple 1 or 2 liter bottles.



5 thoughts on “Hands on with More Beer’s Line of Kent Systems Disconnects

  1. C B

    Does any one else have experience with the bottle caps leaking along the threads? I cant seem to find a bottle that these caps can seal for more than one day. Coke brand plastic bottles are the worst, they wont hold any pressure through the threads.

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  2. Mike

    Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me if the “Kent Male QD – 3/8 in Barb H474” will work with the female part of the soda bottle kit they make. I am looking to put some accessory lines in my system and was wondering if this was the way to go? Thanks for your help and the great site.

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  3. Ryan

    First off, I’d like to thank you for your contribution to the homebrew scene, you’re a tremendous help in every project I undertake. I am slightly curious though, as to why you wouldn’t use Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects for CO2. I’m in the middle of working on some plumbing for my Kegerator and was looking to add several quick disconnects to make life easier.

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    1. Homebrew Finds

      I edited the post to remove that part. It wasn’t a great example, especially because those stainless qds can take a pressure application. Personally, I, generally, would use stainless QDs for CO2 application because of the cost. I would either go with valved QDs, Kent Systems or if my budget was really tight, luer locks.

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    2. Ryan

      Hey thanks again, I really appreciate you taking the time to get back to me. Your input is always valued!

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