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Old 03-07-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Beer tragedy!! Help me recover!

So I'll be short and quick about this as I'm in an extremely volatile emotional state. About a month and a half ago I brewed an all simcoe hops Ipa. I carbed it last thursday and this beer was amazzaazing!

I only had picnic faucets left over from my wedding so I used those. I had about 4-5 glasses of it since. Tuesday morning I got up at 4am for work and went to the garage and the aroma of hops was very present. My ****ty tap handle had pissed my entire keg onto my garage floor. RIP

So here's my question, I'm in the market for 4 faucets with 3-4 shanks. I want good ones but don't want to spend one billion dollars. Are Perlick taps the best? Where is the cheapest place to buy including shipping? I've looked at kegworks and thebeveragefactory, are they the cheapest? Thanks for the help.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Perlicks are the best but the other style work just fine. The cheapest price I could find was on Amazon.

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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Perlicks are a good option. I got everything I needed (shanks, etc) from Kegconnection.

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If you don't buy the Perlicks now, you will eventually when you get tired of the sticking and mold that's common with the cheaper faucets.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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AWWWWW!!! sorry for your loss!!!! But, ya I have perlicks, too, and they seem top notch! Easy to use, easy to disassemble and clean...

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #6
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I've actually heard 525 ss perlicks are in recall bc they fail. I have two that haven't yet, but I believe they have redesigned them now. The perlick tech said they have had to replace 6000. Just do your research.

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Check out the thread below. 525 ss are awesome but I wouldnt suggest you buy them till the new version comes out next year.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/perl...-leaks-395520/

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Check out the thread below. 525 ss are awesome but I wouldnt suggest you buy them till the new version comes out next year.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/perl...-leaks-395520/
I'm curious to how that pans out, and I'll follow the thread. But to be honest I think there are a zillion 525SS faucets in use on this forum, and very very few have leaked. They do need to be maintained occasionally, just like everything else in a keg setup.
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Are the chrome plated ones prone to the same issues?

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Just bite the bullet and buy the perlicks. I bought cheaper ones at first, and then ended buying the perlicks a year later. I Love mine!

You never regret buying quality.

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