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Tip: Make a CO2 Utility Line to Add Functionality & Save Money

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What are Luer Lock Disconnects?

Luer Locks are a generally 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.

Valved/Quick Disconnects vs Disconnects

Luer Lock connectors are not what I would call “quick disconnects” meaning that they are not valved to allow easy disengagement while pressure is turned on.  You need to turn off CO2 pressure to disengage these.

Tip: If you’re using these for kegs, disconnect the ball lock gas QD before you disconnect your Luer Lock.  This will prevent the keg from emptying itself of CO2.

A Hybrid Approach

Of course you could use all valved QDS or all Luer Locks in your kegerator setup.  I use a hybrid approach.

Valved QDs for most of my keg lines 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.  Since Luer Locks are generally cheap, this setup saves a good bit of money vs and entirely valved QD approach.

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Ends Today: William’s Brewing DuoTight Sale!

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

William’s Brewing is discounting DuoTights by 15%. Applies to all options.

No coupon code is required, add to cart to see discounted prices

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

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Ends Soon: William’s Brewing DuoTight Sale!

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

William’s Brewing is discounting DuoTights by 15%. Applies to all options.

No coupon code is required, add to cart to see discounted prices

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

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Trick Your System Out With Kegland DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing… Get a FREEBIE, $39.98 Value (Ends Today)

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

Now is a great time to upgrade, spend $99.99 or more and get a freebie worth $39.98…

FREE Ultimate Pint SET with $99.99 purchase

  • Place an order with a subtotal of $99.99 or more and enter web coupon code ULTIMATEPAIR at checkout and you’ll free set of William’s Ultimate Beer Glasses
  • No need to add the pints to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.

These are a $39.98 value!

Free Set of William’s Vacuum Insulated Beer & Coffee Pint Glasses –  remember coupon code ULTIMATEPAIR

10 DuoTight Reviews on How-To’s!…

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Ends Today… 15% Off Just Released KegLand Quick Swivel Connectors!

 

kegland swivel connectors

KegLand Quick Swivel Connectors feature ½” straight threads, and are perfect for connecting your pump, valve, or wort chiller. The stainless nuts feature rubber surrounds to eliminate the need for tools, and the male barb fittings are available in everything from 6.5mm Duotight, to ½” hose barb. Connect your system with the most versatile quality fittings available.

  • For a limited time William’s Brewing has these marked down 15% as part of a short introductory sale
  • No coupon required, discount reflected in cart
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

KegLand Quick Swivel Connectors

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Announcing: KegLand Quick Swivel Connectors! Limited Time Introductory Sale

 

kegland swivel connectors

KegLand Quick Swivel Connectors feature ½” straight threads, and are perfect for connecting your pump, valve, or wort chiller. The stainless nuts feature rubber surrounds to eliminate the need for tools, and the male barb fittings are available in everything from 6.5mm Duotight, to ½” hose barb. Connect your system with the most versatile quality fittings available.

  • For a limited time William’s Brewing has these marked down 15% as part of a short introductory sale
  • No coupon required, discount reflected in cart
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

KegLand Quick Swivel Connectors

Kegland Gear Reviews!

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MoreBeer Deal of the Day: Garden Hose QD Settings

Brass Hose Fittings – Quick Disconnect (QD) Set from MoreBeer

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

Quick Disconnects are a favorite among homebrewers for their ability to quickly move from one configuration to another.

With the Brass Quick Disconnect Set you can easily connect and disconnect your water line to various equipment. These QD’s must be placed in a configuration where water is always exiting the female portion of the QD and entering the male portion of the QD. For example the Female threads x Female QD portion is placed on the end of the hose while the Male QD portion is connected to your equipment.

This set includes one Male GHT (Garden Hose Thread) x Male QD and one Female GHT x Female QD.

We sell several adapter pieces that allow you convert GHT to male or female 1/2 inch pipe thread or 1/2 inch hose barb, making it a snap mount these QDs on just about any piece in your brewery.

Please Note: This product will NOT work with our Stainless Steel or Plastic Quick Disconnects.


 

Quick disconnects make connecting and disconnecting things on brew day easier.  I have QDs (a different brand) on every hose connection I use on brew day, including sprayers and my wort chiller.

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $11.99 as 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.

Stainless Ball Valve – 1/2″ – 3 Piece H602D

Deal is valid 4/10/24 while supplies last

NOTE from HBF: Even at the Deal of the Day price, it’s probably worth shopping around on this one. Especially since you can only buy one at the discounted price.

Search Amazon for garden hose quick disconnect set to shop around

Deal valid 2/6/24 while supplies last

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Three Stacking Deals at ProFlow Dynamics!

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Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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  • Proflow has put a number of items on sale – those sales stack with the two discounts outlined here!
  • 30% Off Coupon! PFD is discounting their homebrew category by a whopping 30% when you use promo code BF30%. Considering their already, generally, great everyday prices, this is an outstanding deal!
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.

Sale ItemsProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BF30% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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Stainless Steel QDs at Proflow Dynamics – 30%+10% Off!

homebrew quick disconnect deal

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 30% Off Coupon! PFD is discounting their homebrew category by a whopping 30% when you use promo code BF30%. Considering their already, generally, great everyday prices, this is an outstanding deal!

Save another 10% when you use our link

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects at PFD | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BF30% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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30%+10% Off Tri-Clamp Fittings!

discounted tri clamps

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 30% Off Coupon! PFD is discounting their homebrew category by a whopping 30% when you use promo code BF30%. Considering their already, generally, great everyday prices, this is an outstanding deal!

Save another 10% when you use our link

Tri-Clamp Fittings  | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BF30%

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Stainless Quick Disconnect Kit, 4 Total Pieces – $23.98, best price + free prime ship

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Set 1/2 NPT Female Disconnect 1/2" Barb Brewing Quick Disconnect For Wort Pumps for Wort Chiller Connectors for Ball Valve Hose Fitting & O-rings

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Set 1/2 NPT Female Disconnect 1/2″ Barb Brewing Quick Disconnect For Wort Pumps for Wort Chiller Connectors for Ball Valve Hose Fitting & O-rings

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  • 【304 Stainless Steel 】 The FPT quick disconnect is made of top quality 304SS that will last a lifetime. The internal o-ring is food grade silicone. Our female quick disconnect is anti-corrosion/ heat-resistant and wear-resistant.
  • 【Quickly Switch Lines Between Equipment】 1/2 NPT thread quick disconnect can attach to any 1/2 male thread fitting(ball valve, wort chillers, beer pump). The 1/2" OD barbed hose fittings is great for attaching 1/2" ID hose.
  • 【Push-On Hose Fittings 】Firstly you need to pull up the collar on the barbed quick disconnect, then put the Female fitting into the barbed quick disconnect, and then release the collar to lock.
  • 【No Leaks】The barbed quick disconnect has a red silicone gasket inside. It will create a tight seal for liquid & gas between FPT fitting and the barbed quick disconnect.
  • 【Connection Easily】This quick disconnect set allows one hand operation of take on/ take off. All parts fit together very well . The FPT quick disconnect works perfect for homebrew quick disconnect setup.

 

3/12 3 PM Central: This combo is selling for $23.98. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Set 1/2 NPT Female Disconnect 1/2″ Barb Brewing Quick Disconnect For Wort Pumps for Wort Chiller Connectors for Ball Valve Hose Fitting & O-rings – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Trick Your System Out With Kegland DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing, Get a Freebie

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

Limited Time Deal, Get a Free TopDraw Lid!

Top Draw Corny Keg Lid via William’s Brewing

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

Do you want to drink the clearest beer possible from your keg as quickly as possible? The Top Draw® Keg Lid Beer Pick Up Tube fits any homebrew keg with an oval lid, and includes a beer ball lock with a Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube in the lid. As the level of the beer in the keg drops, the pick up tube remains 1″ below the surface, always drawing the clearest beer all the way until empty. The stainless float ball itself is 1.75″ in diameter.

Installs in a few seconds – just switch out keg lids. For shorter kegs, cut the silicone tube to length.

Includes 22″ of tubing, 304 grade stainless float with attached pickup tube, and oval keg lid with both a pressure relief valve, and a beer ball lock fitting welded into the center.


 

Top Draw Corny Keg Lid

Get One FREE w/Qualifying Order!

  • Use coupon code X05 with an order of $89.99 or more and you’ll get one for free.
  • No need to add it to your cart.  Just use the coupon code at checkout.

DuoTight Reviews on How-To’s!…

DuoTights are so amazing – at least in my book 🙂 – that I have several reviews and related top posts. These are mostly linked in this review, but here’s a rundown for quick reference.

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Ends Today: Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer

homebrewing quick disconnect sale

MoreBeer is discounting entire lineup of stainless steel quick disconnects by 15% when you use promo code SSQD15.  Save time on brew day by outfitting your kettles, mash tuns, pumps and tubing with QDs.  I use male connections of kettles, mash tuns and pumps and female connections on all tubing.  You could also do the opposite.  As long as you’re consistent it should work well.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer – remember to use promo code SSQD15

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Ends Soon: Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer

homebrewing quick disconnect sale

MoreBeer is discounting entire lineup of stainless steel quick disconnects by 15% when you use promo code SSQD15.  Save time on brew day by outfitting your kettles, mash tuns, pumps and tubing with QDs.  I use male connections of kettles, mash tuns and pumps and female connections on all tubing.  You could also do the opposite.  As long as you’re consistent it should work well.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer – remember to use promo code SSQD15

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

15% Off Camlocks + Related Review

homebrewing quick disconnect sale

MoreBeer is discounting entire lineup of stainless steel quick disconnects by 15% when you use promo code SSQD15.  Save time on brew day by outfitting your kettles, mash tuns, pumps and tubing with QDs.  I use male connections of kettles, mash tuns and pumps and female connections on all tubing.  You could also do the opposite.  As long as you’re consistent it should work well.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer – remember to use promo code SSQD15

Related: Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects! < may not be identical to MoreBeer’s camlocks but function will be similar

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer

homebrewing quick disconnect sale

MoreBeer is discounting entire lineup of stainless steel quick disconnects by 15% when you use promo code SSQD15.  Save time on brew day by outfitting your kettles, mash tuns, pumps and tubing with QDs.  I use male connections of kettles, mash tuns and pumps and female connections on all tubing.  You could also do the opposite.  As long as you’re consistent it should work well.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer – remember to use promo code SSQD15

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Pair Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects by Ferroday

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Set 1/2 NPT Female Disconnect 1/2" Barb

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Set 1/2 NPT Female Disconnect 1/2″ Barb

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 【304 Stainless Steel 】 The FPT quick disconnect is made of top quality 304SS that will last a lifetime. The internal o-ring of this 1/2 quick connect is made of food grade silicone. Our stainless steel quick disconnect is anti-corrosion/ heat-resistant and wear-resistant (1/2 NPT thread quick disconnect).
  • 【Quickly Switch Lines Between Equipment】 1/2 NPT female thread quick disconnect can attach to any 1/2 NPT male thread fittings like ball valves, plate wort chillers, and wort pumps, this is a most used homebrew quick disconnect. The 1/2" OD barb fitting is great for attaching a soft hose of 1/2" ID.
  • 【Push For Connect Ball Lock Hose Fittings 】Firstly you need to pull up the collar on the barbed quick disconnect, then put the Female thread fitting into the barbed quick disconnect fitting and push it down, then release the collar to lock. Easy to use 1/2 quick connect water fittings, great as brewing quick connect fittings.
  • 【No Leaks】The barbed quick disconnect has a red silicone gasket inside. It will create a tight seal for liquid & gas between the FPT 1/2 stainless quick disconnect fitting and the barbed quick disconnect. We have 2 extra silicone gaskets in the package with this brewing quick disconnect.
  • 【Connection Easily】This home brewing quick disconnect set allows one-hand operation of take on/ take off. All parts of this 1/2 npt quick disconnect set(1/2 FPT to 1/2" hose barb stainless quick disconnect) fit together very well. The FPT quick disconnect works perfectly for homebrew quick disconnect system setup. [Lifetime Technical Service]

 

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Set 1/2 NPT Female Disconnect 1/2″ Barb Brewing Quick Disconnect For Wort Pumps for Wort Chiller Connectors for Ball Valve Hose Fitting & O-rings – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

William’s Brewing DuoTight Sale!

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

William’s Brewing is discounting DuoTights by 15%. Applies to all options.

No coupon code is required, add to cart to see discounted prices

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

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15% Off DuoTight and EVABarrier + Keg Connection’s Cyber Monday Sales Are Ending

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review

Keg Connection has picked up DuoTight fittings and EVABarrier tubing!

DuoTight and EVABarrier at Keg Connection!

This Works on DuoTights… 15% Off Site Wide!

  • For a limited time Keg Connection is discounting almost everything sitewide by 15%.
  • No coupon code required, discounted prices reflected on product pages.
  • HBF Reader Save More…  Coupon code HBF5OFF saves you another 5% sitewide.
  • Shipping is a flat fee no matter how much you order to addressed in the contiguous US.

Save at Keg Connection

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Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects + Save 30%!

proflowdynamics homebrew camlock review

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Proflow Dynamics Camlock Fittings

If I were to count all the “things” I have the most of in my homebrew collection, it would be a close race between tubing and fittings. Like the freeway system of the brewing world, we all have to get the wort/beer from one vessel to the next as we move through the brewing process. When dealing with hot liquids, that typically means silicone tubing. And when connecting tubing to your vessel or pump, there are 3 most common ways to do this: 1) Barbed fitting, 2) Quick Disconnect fitting, and 3) Camlock fitting.


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

PFD is taking 30% off their homebrew category when you use promo code BF30%. Considering their already, generally, great everyday prices, this is an outstanding deal!

ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BF30% to get an additional 20% off

This includes their great camlocks!


Compare Prices, View Available Options, Review Continues Below:

Camlock QDs at ProFlow Dynamics – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Proflow Dynamics has been around since 2007. They specialize in camlock fittings, but also make a variety of other fittings and ball valves. They service a mix of different industries- including the brewing industry, of course. Barbed fittings are the simplest, but are typically designed to be a very tight fit (require a lot of effort to mate), or a looser fit (require a hose clamp). Either of these situations does not lend itself well to a joint you need to connect/disconnect frequently. Quick disconnects have a slick one-handed operation, which is their main appeal. The downside is their more complicated design makes them more expensive. And more complicated designs usually mean more ways to potentially fail.

Close-up of Silicone Sealing Ring Inside Female Camlock

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