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Old 06-16-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default New Perlick faucet

Hello all. I stopped by the local professional beverage dispensing company to grab some parts I needed to split my regulators up so I could have an easy travel setup. While there, I asked if they had any simple faucets lying around I could have for my travel setup.

Well he brought out a new Perlick I have never seen before. So of course I had to take it.

As you can see below, I put it next to my regular 525SS. The snout is longer that the 525, and steeper as well. It also has the flow controller on the side of it. According to the Perlick website, only the non-perl faucets come with the flow control.

So anybody know which model this is? Possible cost? Ifind out tomorrow how much he's going to charge me.





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Old 06-16-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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It's a beauty. Did some searching and I cannot find it.
Please let us know when you find out the model number and any other info.

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I have seen it before.... It is a perlick 307 (see http://www.perlick.com/pdf-files/Tapping-no-prices.pdf on page 5). I was temped to get one, but I think you need to use that shank... which means I can't use it through wall of my refrigerator.

EDIT: I am wrong... I looked at it again and it is a perl with a flow control... that must be a prototype or something. I'd love to get one of those... especially if I can get one with a long shank or that works on any shank.

EDIT 2: Can you take some more pictures?... especially of the shank etc. Does the shank unmount? Can it be used on a normal shank or is the shank special for that faucet?

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I have seen it before.... It is a perlick 307 (see http://www.perlick.com/pdf-files/Tapping-no-prices.pdf on page 5). I was temped to get one, but I think you need to use that shank... which means I can't use it through wall of my refrigerator.

EDIT: I am wrong... I looked at it again and it is a perl with a flow control... that must be a prototype or something. I'd love to get one of those... especially if I can get one with a long shank or that works on any shank.

EDIT 2: Can you take some more pictures?... especially of the shank etc. Does the shank unmount? Can it be used on a normal shank or is the shank special for that faucet?
Please look again. The faucet is mounted to a standard shank.
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Please look again. The faucet is mounted to a standard shank.
The back end looks standard, but not sure about the end that attaches to the faucet itself. The Micromatic, etc of those all use a custom shank with a big cone mounted it in which is how they do the flow control.
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Please look again. The faucet is mounted to a standard shank.
Actually EFaden is correct. The shank length is required due to the cone shaped plunger inside of it. Below you can see.





So the shank is specific to the faucet, as it is beveled inside to fit around the cone shaped plunger.
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Yeah... thats what I figured. It makes it impossible to use with any other shank. So I talked to a few of the guys I know and it isn't actually released yet. They are planning to release them, but that has to be a prototype of some sort.

Personally I hope they release them with longer shanks since the above won't make it through the wall of the fridge.

Either way that is an awesome score. My guess on cost would be $40 to $50.

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Wow, good to know. Thanks Eric.

I'm tempted to swap it out with one of my main Perlicks, but my anal retentiveness is struggling with the different finishes. Mine are SS and this is chrome.

Now the flow control...how effective is it? Right now I run short beer lines with the mixer inserts in the dip tube to restrict the flow. So would I be able to do without the inserts and just utilize the flow controller?

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Yeah. That's the idea. Likely they didn't put much time into the finish of whatever you have since it is a prototype of some sort (could be early production, I really don't know since none of the distributors have it).

As far as effectiveness... should be pretty effective. The design is made to allow for a LARGE amount of resistance to be added without causing foam out. Personally I'd plug it in with a normal length line and test it. A lot of other companies use a similar design (never seen the propellor looking design on the end of the cone)... e.g. micromatic, etc. All require the use of the specific shank which is why I haven't used one yet.

Micromatic recently released http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/taps-faucets-pid-FCA-A.html which is a flow control that goes between a normal shank and a normal faucet. I am tempted to get one and test it on my soda lines.... and if it works put it on all of the lines.

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Ok, that's what I was thinking. The finish does look like it is done properly, so I am not concerned with flaking or any problems like that.

I think I ended up paying around 40€ for it (~$55), as it was bundles with some other parts I received as well as some service. Right now I am kegging a beer for our midsummer celebration next Friday, so that is when I will be able to properly test it out. I'll report back if it is any different from any other standard faucet.



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