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Old 07-24-2014, 04:25 PM   #11
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Test on! I would like to know also.

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Old 07-28-2014, 03:10 PM   #12
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Ok, here are the results from my testing. Each test was conducted in a small sampler glass. Some beer pulled and discarded before every pour so that the lines were cold. Temperature of keezer was at 37 degrees F.


Perlick 525SS, 12ft 3/16 Tubing, 10psi


Perlick 650SS, 12ft 3/16 Tubing, 10psi, flow control slowed to half speed


Perlick 650SS, 3ft 3/16 "Silver" Tubing, 10psi, flow control slowed to half speed


Perlick 650SS, 12ft 3/16 Tubing, 10psi, flow control on full speed


Perlick 650SS, 3ft 3/16 "Silver" Tubing, 10psi, flow control on full speed


Perlick 650SS, 12ft 3/16 Tubing, 30psi Beer Gas (Nitro), flow control on med speed


Stout Tap, 12ft 3/16 Tubing, 30psi Beer Gas (Nitro)


Nitro Stout tap (Left) vs Nitro 650SS (Right)


I had a problem with my nitro tap while doing this test, I was getting pretty much all foam. I was getting a little bit of the cascade effect, but not as much as usual. I'm pretty sure the (subpar) test beer I was using was just carbonated a bit too high for the Nitro stout tap.

Either way I think it's clear that the nitro tap gives you a creamier head than the 650SS on beergas, although I did see a tiny bit of cascading with the 650SS sample. I will definitely be keeping my nitro tap, I think it gives better results.

I'm pretty pleased with my new 650SS taps though. I can get a good pour with only 3 feet of tubing, so that will tidy up my keezer immensely. I think the 525SS, when psi temperature and tube lengths are all perfect, produces a slightly better and longer persisting head than the 650SS. Also I think my 650SS taps were dripping slightly more than the 525SS. Overall though I think the pros of the flow control are definitely worth these minor issues.

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Old 07-28-2014, 03:22 PM   #13
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Good to know.
Thanks for taking the time

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Old 07-28-2014, 05:52 PM   #14
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It looks like there is a "650SS" actually a "690SS" with a creamer function for ~$8 more
https://www.perlick.com/store/webcat...ctno=1&grpno=1

Edit: Looks like it might not be available yet.
http://www.perlick.com/bar-beverage-...-back-creamer/

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Old 07-30-2014, 02:16 AM   #15
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Does anyone think after seeing that series of pictures that there's a need for a "creamer" version?

Cheers!

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It looks like there is a "650SS" actually a "690SS" with a creamer function for ~$8 more
https://www.perlick.com/store/webcat...ctno=1&grpno=1

Edit: Looks like it might not be available yet.
http://www.perlick.com/bar-beverage-...-back-creamer/
I originally was going to wait and buy that one. After reading reviews and thinking about it, I realized that it's going to confuse guests too much and they're going to spill all over the place.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #17
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I got 3 of the 650ss faucets for my new keezer and I love them! Makes it super easy to dial in the flow just right for different size glasses as well as growlers. I also really like that I can turn the valve all the way off to avoid accidental pours when I'm messing around with the keezer or other taps.

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