So how does a brewing equipment disconnect connectors work? It has an internal valve that closes or opens as needed. The fittings contain a plunger that is activated by the action of a spring. When the valves are connected, both sides remain open so that the liquid can easily pass through. Once disconnected, each side also seals itself automatically to avoid leaks.
When choosing a disconnect connector, it is important that one fitting is male and the other is female. This is to ensure that both fittings will connect with one another. The quick connect couplers are placed in line or directly to a brewing component such as a cold plate.
Quick connectors are made from different materials. Here at Ontario Beer Kegs, we have a wide variety of quick connectors that you can choose from made from brass and stainless steel. Our connectors are not only used to connect hose fittings but also other assemblies like thermometers or sight gauge.