While it may seem easy to use these hose clamps, many a brewer has been caught off guard by forgetting to place the hose clamp around the tubing before placing the hose on the barb. Not a big deal, remove the hose from the barb, place the clamp on the tubing first, then reattach the hose to the barb and tighten the clamp. Homebrewers who will be attaching and removing their tubing often should opt for butterfly hose clamps, as they come with knobs that can be easily loosened or tightened.
There are different types of stainless steel hose clamps for you to choose from, conventional worm gear hose clamps, butterfly clamps or stepless clamps. These stainless steel hose clamps can withstand high heat, rust and corrosion resistant and will last for a long time.
Hose clamps are not for brewing systems only, they are handy little pieces of hardware that you can use around the home and in your garage.