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Old 04-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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I'm building my keezer and about to pick out my faucets. Is stainless steel the way to go? Or are the chrome/ brass ones just as good? Big price difference, so just want to make sure I make the right decision.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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Go with the perlick s/s you will be happy in the long run.

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Go with the perlick s/s you will be happy in the long run.
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I wouldn't buy anything except stainless steel. I agree about the Perlicks too. Well worth the extra money.

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OK great , now there is a creamer version and regular. Any thoughts or experience with those ?

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OK great , now there is a creamer version and regular. Any thoughts or experience with those ?
I've got one creamer and 3 regular stainless perlicks (Don't forget to get a stainless shaft and tail piece as well). Only ran one keg of stout through the creamer, and honestly, I didn't use it half the time. It does cause more head, and looks good if you really want to show off a lot of head, but to me, not sure it was really worth it.

If you can get a good price you might want one just to have, but IMHO I wouldn't sweat it if you skip it.
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Don't have a creamer but the regular Perlick SS faucets are just great. Haven't had a single issue since getting them. Very high quality.

Looking at their flow control faucet for Belgians. Anyone tried the flow control?

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I've been looking at the 525 vs 575, and most reviews I've read say to just get the 525 and open it slightly to get a roughly creamer finish... no point in getting the 575.

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I've been looking at the 525 vs 575, and most reviews I've read say to just get the 525 and open it slightly to get a roughly creamer finish... no point in getting the 575.

After reading as many threads as I could find about this, I picked three of the 525's + stainless shanks. Yes, you can get plenty of extra foam if you don't open them fully right away.

I bought it all as a complete setup from http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/ . I'd highly recommend them. Brian, the owner, provides personal attention and excellent customer service. His prices were also the best I found for what I wanted.
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