camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

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camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby paddye » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:44 pm

Hello,

Has anyone got any experience with these things? I am getting fedup of screwing things on and off all the time and was thinking of moving to a quick connect system. Does anyone know which fittings go together? The pipes I will be using are most likely silicone based so I will pair whatever camlock end with a SS hose barb.

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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby paulg » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:31 pm

I used camlocks for my 3 vessel system they are very good.There is no need to use a hosebarb as camlock type c is an all in one fitting

http://www.intricoproducts.com/cat/Camlock-Couplings

I got mine here the cheapest in the uk ,I realise you are in holland
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby paddye » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:12 pm

will any male fitting fit into a female?
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby Batz » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:46 pm

Only way to go!
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby Cervantes » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:05 am

I've recently converted to Camlock fittings and so far think that they are great.

I got mine from this eBay store - http://stores.ebay.com.au/2014online/Camlock-/_i.html?_fsub=5630208016
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby paddye » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:31 pm

Thanks, I'll post some pics once the build is underway
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby MattSR » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:27 am

Gosh,my setup looks a bit like Batz....
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby Batz » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:52 am

MattSR wrote:Gosh,my setup looks a bit like Batz....


It does! I have a feeling you must be a very good brewer :wink:
I have done away with the plate chiller now.
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby MattSR » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:30 am

Yes I was going to ask if/why you went back to the immersion chiller?

The plate/counterflows do seem like they would be more painful to clean, plus you end up losing a bit of wort in them at the end of the transfer but I can't think of any other downsides..

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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby Batz » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:04 am

I really don't want to get into an argument about wort chillers here, but.....a plate chiller has a space between the plates the same as the diameter of a paper clip or credit card.
Now a 30 plate chiller, wort goes up and down these 30 plates, do you think perhaps a few particles of grain or hops maybe jammed in there? Then you sanitize, I don't care how well you do it, sometimes a bit of grain turns over to allow an infection when wort is passing.


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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby SteveOR » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:35 pm

Re plate chiller. I don't think it ever really clean. I have recirculated PBW for 30 mins then hot water for 30 minutes. Let it dry out. Run water through again and sure enough small particles will be flushed free. I now am back to immersion.
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:52 am

I don't want to get into a pissing match about the chillers, but I tend to respectfully disagree.

I have been using my Therminator for over 3 years now (I brew every two weeks) and so far I never (touch wood) had an infection.

After the chilling, I pump out the gunk out of it first and then recirculate PBW for 10-15 minutes.

I then recirculate clean water to rinse it thoroughly.

Before the brew, I recirculate StarSan through it for about 5 minutes.

A bit of work, but it chills my entire batch to pitching temps within 10 minutes or so (I do use an IC pre-chiller).

Those who are blessed with cold water out of the tap (mine is ~27C or so year-round), can probably chill the batch in 5 minutes.

It's a brilliant piece of equipment (like pretty much everything from Blichmann) and I'll personally never go back to the IC. :drink:
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby Batz » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:56 am

Whatever works for you of course. :beer:

Here's a good one. Been there seen that.
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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby Dicko » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:51 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: camlocks also known as Cam and Groove

Unread postby Wobbly » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:35 pm

Batz

When you ditched the plate chiller did you change to an "Immersion Chiller" or a "Counter Flow Chiller" and was it DIY or off the shelf

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