Category Archives: Fittings

Convert Garden Hose Thread GHT to Stainless Steel Camlock! & Stacking Discounts

Camlock By Garden Hose Thread

Camlock QDs at PFD!  I’ve used ProFlow Dynamics Quick Disconnects on my kettles, mash tun, pumps and tubing for a longtime.  They have worked great for me.  I put male connectors kettles, mash tuns and pumps and use female connectors for tubing.  Standardizing on this (or the opposite) means you can use tubing as jumpers and always have the availability to connect your gear.

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.

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

If you’ve standardized on Camlock Disconnects and are looking to simplify brew day, ProFlow Dynamics has a fitting that converts Garden Hose Threads (GHT) to Camlock.

Camlock By Garden Hose Thread

Camlock QDs at PFD | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

Camlock Hands on Review!

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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Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects + Stacking Deals

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.


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  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this review will save you another 10%!

Camlock QDs at PFD | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off


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Camlock QDs at ProFlow Dynamics


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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3 Piece Stainless Steel Ball Valve…. $7.95, Save 50% at Homebrewer’s Outpost

3-PIECE BALL VALVE 1/2 - FOR 1522-2 & 1523-23-PIECE BALL VALVE 1/2

  • Homebrewer’s Outpost is closing out a load of merchandise through an Extreme Deals closeout sale.
  • That sale brings this down to just $7.95, that’s about 50% off.
  • Shipping is an additional calculated cost based on your location. Because of minimum shipping costs… (A package will cost a minimum amount no matter how much it weighs), it may make sense to place a larger order. Additional items may ship for no (or little) more. Browse all sale items and the remainder of the Extreme Deals Sale to put together the best order for you.

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Stacking Deals on Stainless Steel Disconnects – 15%+10% Off

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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  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

Stainless Steel QDs  | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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Trick Your System Out With DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier, Get a FREE Set of Nucleated Can Glasses + Hands on Review

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

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  • Place an order with a subtotal of $99 or more and enter web coupon code FREECAN at checkout and you’ll get a free set of can style beer glasses from William’s Brewing.
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15%+10% Off ProFlow Dynamics Homebrew Gear

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

 

Stacking Deals!

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup << Use this link for 10% off + promo code BREW15% for another 15%

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1/4-Inch MFL by 1/4-Inch MPT Fitting – $9.99 + Spunding Build – How & Why

1/4" MFL to 1/4" MPT

1/4″ MFL to 1/4″ MPT Fitting

This fitting could be used for a lot of things.  One potential use would be as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  This fitting would be part of a style 2 build.

11/11 1 AM Central: This is selling for $9.99. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

1/4″ MFL to 1/4″ MPT – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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.

1/2″ Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball by QiiMii – $10.92 + Free Prime Ship, w/Coupon + Mark Keg & Carboy Washer Mod

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2" NPT Threaded (1/2" INCH)

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2″ NPT Threaded (1/2″ INCH)

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

  • Connection: 1/2″ NPT Female Thread
  • Wetting Radius: Max. 2.5m
  • Impact cleaning radius: Max. effective 0.6m
  • Working pressure: 1-3Bar
  • Recommended pressure: 2.5Bar

From HBF: 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.

 

CIP (Clean in Place) Spray Balls are generally used for vessels that are too large to move.  Since they’re too large to move you… clean them in place.  If you have a larger setup, you could incorporate these into your system or routine to help clean your vessels more easily.

Other possible homebrew applications: A CIP ball could be as part of a recirculating or sparging setup or as part of a keg or carboy cleaning setup.  I use this rotary spray ball with my Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner.  See: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – “brew” and “washer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

11/10 8 PM This is selling for $11.49.  Click on “Save extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $10.92 at checkout.  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

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2″ NPT Threaded (1/2″ INCH)note that multiple versions or sizes of this fitting may be available, as such a different product may appear at this link

Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod - Adding a Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball

Also: Stainless Steel CIP Spray Balls for Sparging and Cleaning

FOUR x 1/2″ to 1/4″ Barbed Tubing Reducers – $6.59 + free prime ship

ANPTGHT 1/2" to 1/4" Hose Barb Reducer Pipe Fittings Adapter, Plastic Joint connector Splicer Mender for Aquarium Household Transport Fuel Gas Liquid Air (Pack of 4)

ANPTGHT 1/2″ to 1/4″ Hose Barb Reducer Pipe Fittings Adapter, Plastic Joint connector Splicer Mender

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  • 【Material】 Plastic barb connector, made of high-quality PP(Polypropylene) material
  • 【Connection】Can be connected with 1/2″ Hose ID x 1/4″ Hose ID.
  • 【Applicability】 It can withstand 125 psi (70°F) pressure and temperatures from -9°F to 175°F, but it is not resistant to oil
  • 【Product】 Smooth surface and inner wall, lightweight and durable
  • 【Use】Suitable for applications in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, laboratory, chemical processing and handing, and printing and labeling.

 

11/9 11:30 PM Central: These are selling for just $6.59. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

ANPTGHT 1/2″ to 1/4″ Hose Barb Reducer Pipe Fittings Adapter, Plastic Joint connector Splicer Mender for Aquarium Household Transport Fuel Gas Liquid Air (Pack of 4) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

1/2″ NPT 304 Stainless Steel Full Port Ball Valve, 2 Piece Serviceable by Duda Energy – $11.95 on Amazon Early Black Friday Deals

Duda Energy 2PCBV-WOG200-F050 Full Port Ball Valve, 1/2" NPT, 2 Piece, 304 Stainless Steel with Blue Vinyl Handle.5"

Duda Energy 2PCBV-WOG200-F050 Full Port Ball Valve, 1/2″ NPT, 2 Piece, 304 Stainless Steel with Blue Vinyl Handle.5″

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  • D: 0.6”, h: 2”, e: 4.1”, l: 2.2” – see drawing for dimension references
  • Nominal working pressure: 200Psi, shell test pressure: 305 psi, tightness pressure: 232 psi
  • Full port, low operation torque, 304 stainless steel handle with blue vinyl cover
  • Serviceable valve – can be taken apart via threads, female npt ports
  • Fluid temp range: -20°f to 410°f, use for water, oil, air, gas, light acids/alkali

From HBF: 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.

 

Note this is a two piece serviceable valve that can be taken apart.

11/8 10 AM Central: These are on sale for $11.95 as Amazon Early Black Friday Deal. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Duda Energy 2PCBV-WOG200-F050 Full Port Ball Valve, 1/2″ NPT, 2 Piece, 304 Stainless Steel with Blue Vinyl Handle.5″ – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link