A new kind of supply group buy - Stainless Quick Disconnects

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A new kind of supply group buy - Stainless Quick Disconnects

LINK: https://www.chaosbrewclub.net/groupbuy/10

 

 

In our conversations at NHC we found a new product that may save us and help our sanitation. All stainless (w rubber o-rings) quick disconnects for ball lock kegs. Through the power of bulk buying, we can offer these to the membership at similar pricing to the plastic ones, $7.50 each. I'm going to set up a group buy for these right now. We have to order at least $200 to hit this price, half of that was accounted for just from members who saw them at NHC.

 

 

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Mark - Did you put up a group

Mark - Did you put up a group buy for this?  Definitely interested in buying a few.

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Why are these better? Besides

Why are these better? Besides the fact that you can boil them, what's the difference? 

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Matt, I've not seen them in

I've not seen them in-person either, but I think that, in addition to the sanitation issue, stainless steel is more durable than plastic.  For my ball locks, the disconnects work well for a while and then get hard to connect and disconnect.  Don't have the same problem with pin locks, but that's my experience with ball locks.  

I have no idea if these will work better or not, but for $7.50 I'll give it a go.  

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The plastic ball lock flat

The plastic ball lock flat-head screw at the top strips easily, too. I had one I could no longer unscrew after a few disassemblies. I'd imagine SS wouldn't have that issue. 

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Exactly - my experience with

Exactly - my experience with the plastic ball locks is after a few disassemblies they warp and don't fit as well. End once they get scratched up on the inside, I assume wild yeasts can live on them just fine....

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They're all stainless for

They're all stainless for roughly the same price, a no-brainer to try at least in my opinion.  The one issue I might foresee if if your posts are banged up, they won't be forgiving like the plastic ones and might not fit.  

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I'll buy 5 if we do a group

I'll buy 5 if we do a group buy

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Buy is open: 
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So, $3 shipping on each item?

So, $3 shipping on each item?  Not trying to be a cheapskate, but that gets pretty steep if you are ordering several.

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NOT Intended!! I'm working to

NOT Intended!! I'm working to remove the delivery fee!!!

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So will I get a refund then :

So will I get a refund then :) ?

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Yes.  How many did you order?

Yes.  How many did you order?  

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5 Gas, 5 Liquid, 10 Barbs ($9

5 Gas, 5 Liquid, 10 Barbs ($9 in Delivery Charges)

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There appears to be 2 of each

There appears to be 2 of each item id.  GAS and GAS1.  Is there a difference between the 2?

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No good deed goes unpunished

No good deed goes unpunished Mark...

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:-)  

:-)  

 

Yes indeed.  Super awesome find though, I have been noticing that my plastic ones are starting to wear and are in need of replacement!

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Reed, if you PM your paypal

Reed, if you PM your paypal address, I can refund you the $9 that way, or I can leave a check for you at the brewhouse - let me know your preference.  

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I fixed the delivery charges

I fixed the delivery charges w/ the help of Lucas. You are all free to resume buying the shiny....

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Full disclosure that I haven

Full disclosure that I haven't been at the brewhouse since August 6th but have these been delivered yet? 

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No, we're ordering them now.

No, we're ordering them now.  

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Ok, thanks for the update Jim

Ok, thanks for the update Jim!

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Did these ever get ordered?

Did these ever get ordered?  If not, I would just like a refund at this point, thanks.

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Mark? Jim?  Can I just get a

Mark? Jim?  Can I just get a refund on these?  IT's been 8 months and I've bought replacements on my own in that time, thanks.

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If there is still a chance of

If there is still a chance of ordering these, I would definitely prefer to fulfill the order. But if the majority of people would prefer a refund I'm okay with that too.

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Are we ordering these or not?

Are we ordering these or not?