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nealperkins 11-08-2010 01:45 AM

Beer Faucet - European Flow Control
 
Has anyone bought any of these? Northern Brewer sells them:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/kegging/dispensing-hardware/beer-faucets/european-flow-control-faucet-w-stainless-lever-and-nozzle.html

I wonder how well it works?

ClaudiusB 11-08-2010 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealperkins (Post 2390166)

They work great for me, six in use.
I never used any other faucets for beer dispensing.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...FaucetFlow.jpg

Cheers,
ClaudiusB

nealperkins 11-08-2010 01:51 PM

Thanks for responding.
Do I understand then that, for example, you never used a Perlick?
I'm trying to understand if they work as advertised and much BETTER for highly carbonated beers.
Thanks

EFaden 11-08-2010 03:00 PM

My major problem is that the shanks are short. So I can't install them in the sidewall of my fridge.

nealperkins 11-08-2010 04:56 PM

Wow, those can't be changed?
I need 3 1/2" for my fridge...

How well do they work?

EFaden 11-08-2010 05:01 PM

According to NB they are only in the 1"ish size... and cannot be changed.

Irrenarzt 03-03-2011 10:54 PM

Where can you get the cool stubby round handle they show it comes with?

BrewingRob 02-09-2014 09:15 AM

These caught my attention... But... What exactly do they do? What is the advantage? Are they just for foam reduction, or is there an effect on head and mouthfeel?

IvanTheTerribrew 02-09-2014 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrewingRob (Post 5894736)
These caught my attention... But... What exactly do they do? What is the advantage? Are they just for foam reduction, or is there an effect on head and mouthfeel?


I'm pretty sure their purpose is... If you have a beer that you want carbed with, say, 18psi. You'll want to keep that pressure because if you decrease it, say to 10 psi for too long then the pressure in the keg/beer will eventually equalize.

But you also don't want to try to serve a 18 psi beer on a regular tap unless you have a crazy amount of beer line. So this faucet makes it so that when you open up the faucet you can increase the resistance (make the opening for beer to exit smaller) and thus control the pour so it doesn't just come out like a rocket and give you a cup of 1/4 beer 3/4 foam.

Corrections are welcome, I've never used one personally.


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