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
Kent Male QD – 1/2 in Barb H476 – $3.60
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.