I am looking to kit up my system with some sort of Quick Disconnect arrangement. It help to organize my brew rig and normalize and standardize my process. I use QD for my garden hoses, works great.
Looking around there appears to be three flavors of disconnects. Quick disconnect, Camlock and Triclamp.
#1 Unless somebody makes a compelling argument for Triclamp, this are off the table, too much extra money for little advantage.
#2 The conventional quick disconnect look fine. Are there different types or sizes or incompatible brands of brewing quick disconnects I should know about? On the interwebs, all the quick disconnects look the same. They are not cheap, ~$20/00/connection point. The quick connect/disconnect feature is nice, I do not see me taking advantage of it.
#3 The Camlock/Snaplock have the attractive price, about half. I have no problem with extra step of locking connector in place.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each flavor? Who uses something they like, who has something that is a PITA? Reliability issues? Securing inventory, it seems to me that the QD are what I see on the shelf. Camlocks are on-line source.
Brews-Bros Brain Trust, what say you?