[quote=“Old_Dawg”]I’ve never used quick disconnects because I haven’t seen the need. I use soft, thick-wall, 1/2 inch silicone hose with gear clamps for my “quick disconnects”. They’re quick because I use a 1/4 inch nut driver to tighten and loosen them - a couple of turns each way. Tighten just until the band of the clamp depresses the outer surface.
Full disclosure: I’m a cheapskate.
Fuller disclosure: I enjoy building and tinkering with my brewing system almost as much as I like brewing - but not nearly as much as I like drinking the end result.[/quote]
To this point, gear clamps with a nut driver are very darn quick, and darn cheap too. As I said above, I have camlocks… but for many applications, they are a luxury, not a necessity.