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Old 01-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #11
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Yeah, that's what I do. I made myself one of these and just use it to clean the whole dispensing train. Still, it seems to me it would probably be a good idea to really get into the guts from time to time, but I've not done that yet.

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Old 01-02-2014, 02:23 AM   #12
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They are, due out sometime in the Spring (according to their Facebook page.) They sold them for a while last Summer, but had (undisclosed) problems, so they yanked them from the market to re-engineer them. I'm going to jump on 4 of them to replace my faucets when they do come out.
Guess they missed their target of spring 2013

Sucks because I'm about to build my first kegerator, but it seems like I really should be getting SS, but the flow control sounds pretty cool, especially because I'm sure I'll screw up carbonating some beers.

So do I go with SS, but no flow control or plated chrome with flow control??
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:44 AM   #13
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Guess they missed their target of spring 2013



Sucks because I'm about to build my first kegerator, but it seems like I really should be getting SS, but the flow control sounds pretty cool, especially because I'm sure I'll screw up carbonating some beers.



So do I go with SS, but no flow control or plated chrome with flow control??

Honestly, if you are building your own kegerator, give yourself proper line length (10 ft should work,) and buy standard SS Perlicks. You will not need the flow control option and you will save money.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:47 PM   #14
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Yeah, that is the plan right now.

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Old 01-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #15
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What about if you have a beer like a Quad or Berliner Weiss that want 4 volumes? 10 feet of choke isn't going to work.

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Old 01-02-2014, 03:52 PM   #16
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What about if you have a beer like a Quad or Berliner Weiss that want 4 volumes? 10 feet of choke isn't going to work.

While the flow controls are good, to run 4 volumes your are still going to need longer lines or will have to set the faucet to a trickle to pour anywhere close to that.

I have these faucets and have them set at just under halfway open to run IPAs at 2.5 volumes @ 10 psi. I have 5ft lines and steady temperature of 38 degrees.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #17
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Has Perlick set a new target production date for the SS flow control faucets?

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Old 03-09-2014, 03:32 AM   #18
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Does it really adjust an overcarbed keg so that it doesn't taste overcarbed? Or does it just compensate for the amount of head in the glass? I just installed one.

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Old 03-09-2014, 04:29 AM   #19
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The 545 isn't going to remove excessive carbonic bite from overcarbed beer.
It just lets you adjust the system to dispense without excessive foam...

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