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Old 10-04-2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default Buying my 1st keg setup, few questions

So I'm making the jump to kegging slowly. I have some of the stuff needed as I have an old fridge turn kegerator I used to use for "commercial" sanke kegs, with home brewing I rarely ever get "commercial" kegs. So I have a CO2 distributor/regulator and tank and gas lines. I will be replacing the beer line. I thought my faucet/shank would still be good but it appears I neglected it too long and it needs replacing, I don't think it was SS when I first bought it years ago too.

So my question is what's the big difference if any besides name of a Perlick 525SS and this SS combo listed for 51.99

http://www.homebrewstuff.com/stainle...cet-combo.html

I when I piece together the faucet, shank, tail piece, washer and hex nut for Perlick from homebrewstuff it comes out to $59 and change...

I'm not trying to be a complete cheap person but is the extra $8 worth it for Perlick or am I just buying it for the name?

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:22 AM   #2
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Most members would agree that the Perlicks are worth the extra money because they are forward sealing faucets. This prevents the faucet from sticking when you have not had a pour for a while. Because of this advice, I splurged and bought the Perlicks the first time. I have read many different posts where the writer suggested to get the Perlicks from the beginning.

I wish I could say more, but my first kegs are conditioning now and I have yet to try out the Perlicks. I hope that this helps. Mark

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thanks. yeah i've been digging and digging thru threads and seems to be the general consensus is spend the few extra $s, looks like that is what I will be doing!

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Our reco would be to go with the Perlicks.

A little cheaper here...but we appreciate you buying from any HBT vendor. It keeps this great community humming along! http://www.birdmanbrewing.com/perlic...ank-combo-kit/

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cool ill check em out thx

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