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Our stainless steel Camlock style disconnects (sometimes called cam and groove) are the best compromise between cost and function for making and breaking connections between your vessels, chillers, pumps and hose sets. Eventually you get tired of pushing tubing onto hose barbs and adjusting worm gear clamps. These are cheaper than triclovers and all other stainless steel quick disconnect designs. Best of all, they are milspec standard around the world so you'll never get stuck with a single vendor's proprietary disconnect system and have trouble adding on to it several years down the road.

We offer a large selection of standard and custom high flow camlocks. They come standard with replaceable food grade silicone gaskets.
The "quick disconnect" or business portion of the camlock system consists of male and female parts. The male side is a cylinder with an external concave recess around the circumference and a front sealing face. Once inserted into the female coupling, a set of cammed arms are drawn back to apply pressure to the male's recess which locks the parts together and holds the male's sealing face tight to the captured gasket.
Ultimate application is up to the user, but it is most common to use the male part on fixed brewery components while the female coupling end is typically installed on the more mobile parts like hose sets. Why? The movable cam arms need room to swing.


Type A - Male QD/ Female 1/2" NPT. The most common use for this part is attaching to the wort in/out ports on a plate chiller. It can also be used for recirculation ports, the in/out of a HERMS coil. etc.
Type F - Male QD / Male 1/2" NPT. Usually used on the output of brewing vessels, threaded into the ball valve. Used in place of traditional hose barbs.
Type E - Male QD / HOSE BARB. (no picture) The type E is simlar to the A and F but instead of threads, it has a 1/2" hose barb on the back end. The barb is rather restrictive, however, if you're using smaller tubing, the E is just fine.
Type DP - Male QD DUST PLUG. (no picture) The type DP has the same male part as the A/F/E but nothing else on the back side. It's just a way to close off a female end.
*********** Next we'll review the standard female side fittings:
Type B - Female QD Coupling to Male 1/2" NPT. These are usually installed on the more portable or "mobile" end. Prior to developement of better hose attachment options, users would often stretch silicone tubing over the threads. The type B can be coupled to a garden hose adapter to backflush plate chillers or to fill vessels with fresh brewing water. There are probably other good uses that we're not thinking of.
Type C (reduced barb)- Female QD coupling to 1/2" OD HOSE BARB. We carried the stock type C for a while due to customer demand but we did so reluctantly. The interior of the barb is usually less than 3/8" and was obnoxiously restrictive when you consider the fact that we use 1/2" ID tubing all over the place. We've gone back and forth on selling or not selling these based on these restrictions but decided our customers can make their own decisions on whether the flow restriction is a problem. Note that you CAN get 3/8" ID silicone and regular rigid 1/2" ID thermoplastic tubing over the type C barb.

Type D - Female QD Coupling to Female 1/2" NPT. These are just like the Type B, only they have female NPT thread.
Type DC - Female QD Coupling to block off cap. Similar to the B and D but just a blank block off. They're sold as duct caps but it's also a liquid tight solution as sound as any other coupling here. If all you want to do is keep dust out of the male parts, check out the vinyl caps below.

********** Last we'll go over the options for some custom modified solutions that are not part of the standard camlock offerings. You may see other vendors selling these, but it all started here.
Cam BIG C - Female QD coupling to 5/8" OD x 1/2" ID compact hose barb.
There had to be a better way to do this and we finally figured out how to do it for a decent price without compromising performance. Up until this point, we recommended using a combination of the type D and a 5/8" hose barb. It worked great, but it was also bulky and expensive considering you needed one on each end of your hoses.
Cam Kit BL - This is a Type B camlock and a High Flow Elbow Barb. You still have to thread them together yourself but it can be added to the cart with one click and you'll save a buck too. This is perfect for the hose ends that connect to your vessel bulkheads. When the three or four feet of silicone gets filled with liquid, it would tend to pull down and kink the tubing if you used a horizontal barb. The only place we don't recommned this is on the suction or inlet side of a pump. Use the Big C for that.
BIG E - Male Cam x 5/8" Hose Barb. This is our newest offering in the custom, high flow line. While it's not the most common usage, if you want a male camlock on the end of a silicone hose, this is the fitting for you. This one has the same oversized hose barb on the back measuring just over 1/2" ID and 5/8" OD. Our silicone tubing stretches over this barb perfectly for a firm fit.
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Cam BIG C - Female QD coupling to 5/8" OD x 1/2" ID compact hose barb.
There had to be a better way to do this and we finally figured out how to do it for a decent price without compromising performance. Up until this point, we recommended using a combination of the type D and a 5/8" hose barb. It worked great, but it was also bulky and expensive considering you needed one on each end of your hoses.
BIG E - Male Cam x 5/8" Hose Barb. This is our newest offering in the custom, high flow line. While it's not the most common usage, if you want a male camlock on the end of a silicone hose, this is the fitting for you. This one has the same oversized hose barb on the back measuring just over 1/2" ID and 5/8" OD. Our silicone tubing stretches over this barb perfectly for a firm fit. Type C (reduced barb)- Female QD coupling to 1/2" OD HOSE BARB. The interior of the barb is usually less than 3/8" and was obnoxiously restrictive when you consider the fact that we use 1/2" ID tubing all over the place. We prefer the "Big C" instead if you use 1/2" ID silicone tubing. Note that you CAN get 3/8" ID silicone and regular rigid 1/2" ID thermoplastic tubing over the type C barb.
Type D - Female QD Coupling to Female 1/2" NPT. These are just like the Type B, only they have female NPT thread.

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Type DC - Female QD Coupling to block off cap. Similar to the B and D but just a blank block off. They're sold as duct caps but it's also a liquid tight solution as sound as any other coupling here. If all you want to do is keep dust out of the male parts, check out the vinyl caps below. Type DP - Male QD DUST PLUG. (no picture) The type DP has the same male part as the A/F/E but nothing else on the back side. It's just a way to close off a female end. Type E - Male QD / HOSE BARB. The type E is similar to the A and F but instead of threads, it has a 1/2" hose barb on the back end. The barb is rather restrictive, however, if you're using smaller tubing, the E is just fine. If you already adopted either camlocks or triclovers as your primary
disconnect system but want to use a device with the other style, this
adapter will get you back in business.
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If you already adopted either camlocks or triclovers as your primary
disconnect system but want to use a device with the other style, this
adapter will get you back in business.
These black vinyl covers snugly slip on to the male camlocks such as type A and F and are a neat way to keep dust out.
Type A - Male QD/ Female 1/2" NPT. The most common use for this part is attaching to the wort in/out ports on a plate chiller. It can also be used for recirculation ports, the in/out of a HERMS coil. etc.

Type B - Female QD Coupling to Male 1/2" NPT. These are usually installed on the more portable or "mobile" end. The type B can be coupled to a garden hose adapter to backflush plate chillers or to fill vessels with fresh brewing water. There are probably other good uses that we're not thinking of.
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Cam Kit BL - This is a Type B camlock and a High Flow Elbow Barb. You still have to thread them together yourself but it can be added to the cart with one click and you'll save a buck too. This is perfect for the hose ends that connect to your vessel bulkheads. When the three or four feet of silicone gets filled with liquid, it would tend to pull down and kink the tubing if you used a horizontal barb. This is a replacement clear silicone gasket for any female camlock coupling
Type F - Male QD/ Male 1/2" NPT. The most common use for this part is attaching to the output of your vessel ball valves.
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