Male Stainless Quick Disconnect x 1/2" barb
Quickly and effortlessly switch lines between fittings with this stainless steel quick disconnect.
This male quick disconnect with 1/2" barb slots easily into the female version (either 40855 or 40856). Just press down on the female disconnect spring-loaded band and slide the male disconnect into place, then release the band to lock it down against the internal gasket.
Use with hot or cold liquids up to 60 psi.
Use caution when transferring hot liquids - the stainless disconnect will get hot to the touch.
Makes disassembling and cleaning a breeze. Assembly on brew day piece of cake! Handles boiling wort with ease. No leaks when engagued properly. A fine product!
Everything ok except that one of the male quick-connect doesn't fit well on the female one, I think it's a little too big. Other than that this has made my brew day much easier.
These QDs make transferring much easier. Instead of pulling hose off barbs I now have several lengths of hose with the male QD and all my pots and valves have the female QDs. It saves time and headache while brewing. My only word of caution is be careful what you attach them to, if you have trouble gripping the release mechanism to pull it fully back it will essentially defeat the purpose of a one handed QD system. This can be avoided by mounting to a solid backing.
If you get these you wont have to worry about leaks they are a solid product. Wish they were just a bit cheaper though.