Category Archives: Disconnects

Announcing: New Kegland DuoTight Tubing System! – Clamp Free Design

William’s Brewing has announced the availability of Kegland’s new DuoTight Connection System.  From William’s “The Kegland DuoTight System combines patented DuoTight O ring push fittings with EVABarrier lined barrier tubing in an easy to connect and disconnect system. No need to use hose clamps or cut tubing to remove.”

The lineup includes a number of options including a very economical Spunding Valve options.  What’s a Spunding Valve?   Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why

As of this posting, Williams’s is discounting the entire lineup of DuoTight Fittings, Valves and Accessories.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

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Stacking Deals: Tri-Clamp Fittings at ProFlow Dynamics

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PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.

As if this posting, ProFlow is offering 10% off Tri-Clamp Fittings –  note you must use this link to get the discount

Stacks With – 15% Off Coupon: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.

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Pair of Beer & Gas Tubing Quick Disconnects with Shutoff – $10.99, Limited Availability

Beer & Gas Quick Connect - In-Line Set (With Shut-Off) H550

Beer & Gas Quick Connect – In-Line Set (With Shut-Off) from MoreBeer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Use these high quality, food-grade quick-disconnects on your gas and beer tubing lines. Uses might include the following:

  • On a gas system to unhook your tank and regulator from your manifold so you take it with you.
  • On a beer line to easily switch between ball lock, pin-lock, or a commercial tap
  • On a counter-pressure bottle filler to be able to easily connect to your existing gas line.

This plastic quick disconnect set features 1/4″ barb which can be used with tubing ID 3/16″ through 5/16″. The quick disconnect functionality is activated by a shrouded thumb latch. The temperature range is -40F to 180F. They can handle a vacuum to 120 psi – so you need not worry about them leaking gas. The internal valve spring is 316 type stainless steel and the o-ring is food grade buna-n.


These quick disconnects have an integrated shut off valve.  When you disconnect them valves engage so beer or CO2 don’t continue to flow.  I use similar disconnects for the CO2 side of my kegerator.  They also work on the liquid side.  These are food grade.

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $10.99as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Beer & Gas Quick Connect – In-Line Set (With Shut-Off) H550

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Making a Utility CO2 Line Using Luer Lock Disconnects

Luer Lock are an inexpensive and effective disconnect system.  I think these are typically used in the healthcare industry, Luer Locks provide a solid, pressure capable connection with a quick twist.

You could use Luer Locks throughout your primary disconnect system throughout your kegerator CO2 system if you wanted to.

I used valved QDs for most of my keg lines, see below, and Luer Locks to operate a “utility” CO2 line.  One of my CO2 lines has a female Luer Lock on it.  I have a selection of attachments that consist of: The attachment, 5 inches or so of CO2 line and a male Luer Lock.

With this setup I can easily swap out more specialized attachments that I don’t typically need to be hooked up all the time.

Tip: In my experience it can be difficult to get tubing onto Luer Locks.  If you have this problem, try soaking your tubing in warm/hot water.

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Stacking Deals: Tri-Clamp Fittings at ProFlow Dynamics

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PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.

As if this posting, ProFlow is offering 10% off Tri-Clamp Fittings –  note you must use this link to get the discount

Stacks With – 15% Off Coupon: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.

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Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects

No-Leaks Pressure Washer Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects

Set includes (2) Female and (6) Male Connectors to conveniently swap up to different attachments.

Garden hose QDs help save time on brew day.  More easily swap between hoses, chillers, etc.

No-Leaks Pressure Washer Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects


Also Consider: Camco 22853 Premium Drinking Water Hose (5/8″ID x 50′)

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20% Off Stainless Fittings and Beer Kits at Great Fermentations

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has beer kits and stainless steel fittings (tri-clamp, QDs and cam-locks) marked down 20% along with a 20% sale on beer kits when you buy two.  The stainless fittings sale does not require a coupon code, but the kit sale does.  That’s great because it means you can get in on both sales on the same order.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Bundles With: $8.99 Flat Rate Shipping

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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10% + 20% Off Stainless Steel Cam Lock Quick Disconnects

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PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.

Camlock QDs at PFD These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  Those are classified by Type and Size.  Type may mean something in “commercial cam lock fitting circles”, but I was initially confused by this.  Types are akin to model numbers.  For example, Type A is Female NPT to Male Cam and Groove.

Black Friday!  PFD has launched their Black Friday Sale.  It is 20% off category wide when you use promo code Brew20%.  There are two exclusions – riptide and chugger pumps.  Homebrew Finds Readers get an additional 10% off by using our link.   The 10% is applied first.  That’s 10% + 20% off and…an outstanding deal.  PFD is also discounting shipping charges by 10% when you choose UPS shipping.  Hop on it!

Camlock QDs at PFD – you must use this link to get 10% off – remember coupon code Brew20%

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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20% Off Stainless Fittings and Beer Kits at Great Fermentations

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has beer kits and stainless steel fittings (tri-clamp, QDs and cam-locks) marked down 20% along with a 20% sale on beer kits when you buy two.  The stainless fittings sale does not require a coupon code, but the kit sale does.  That’s great because it means you can get in on both sales on the same order.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Bundles With: $8.99 Flat Rate Shipping

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1/4″ Cole Palmer Luer Lock Disconnects + Making a CO2 Utility Line

Cole-Parmer AO-45502-20 Female luer x 1/4" hose barb adapter, Nylon, 25/pk

Luer Locks disconnects are generally used in medical and industrial applications.  Compatible male and female Luer Locks twist together to make a airtight, pressure capable connection.

I use Luer Lock style connectors for a CO2 utility line for my draft system.  That allows me to quickly and easily switch between a number of CO2 utility attachments that I don’t use on a day to day basis.  The reason I chose Luer Locks is that they are generally inexpensive.  You could also use these as a primary disconnect for your CO2 system.

These Luer Locks are made by Cole Parmer.  They feature 1/4″ barbs to connect to compatible tubing.  I asked the manufacturer for the PSI rating of these disconnects.  I was told… “Thank you for your email. the fittings AO-45502-20 and AO-45505-19 are male and female fittings and compatible. The Psi rating for these fittings together is 100PSI”.

Related: Making a Utility CO2 Line using Luer Lock Disconnects

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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