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Perlick forward sealing type 17 80.95%
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Faucets: Perlick vs Creamer ??

Just kind of wondering what you prefer ?

Planning to expand my kegerator and do the taps up proper. What do you think is better the perlick forward sealing type or the creamer type faucet ?

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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After having both, forward-seal faucets all the way.

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #3
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Perlicks and creamers are two totally different faucets. I would say 1 creamer for every 4 perlicks.

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Old 01-23-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
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Well, since creamer faucets are usually around $100 and perlicks are around $35, I'd say the perlicks are better.

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #5
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I think Mutilated1 is referring to this:



which run ~$30.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/creamer-faucet-not-beer-engine-stout-faucet-52443/

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Creamer Faucet :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

(I thought he was referring to stout faucets too )

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:21 PM   #6
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Yes that is what I meant. Thanks.

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #7
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I have both. Apples and Oranges. The Perlick for standard pours, Creamer for Stouts or what you want to mimick a Nitro head or Pump. I really love the Creamer for my Oatmeal Stout, it takes it to a new level. As mentioned above, 4:1.

I voted Perlick because it is a better faucet and is suited to most pours (plus they are sexy). The Creamer's sole purpose is the 'whipping' action.

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I still need to install my Perlicks, but with a picnic tap I can do something similar to a creamer by only opening it a little bit at the end, that produces a very nice head on my stouts. Does this work the same with the perlick faucets?

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Get the perlicks and save up for an engine or a nitro setup. You will use a regular faucet much more often and IMHO a creamer does not give the same effect as a true engine.

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I have a creamer and a regular run of the mill faucet. I wisI had one regular faucet and one perlick.

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