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Old 02-23-2011, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default Please reccomend me a new faucet + shank +

Whatever else I need for the complete pouring aspect of my kegerator. I have an old stand up refridgerator style kegerator and I need to buy at least one new complete set up, probably two though.

I'm not sure my LHBS is the best route and was wondering if anyone has a good online site. I was also wondering what some quality parts would be that won't break the bank. I hear stainless steal for everything is the way to go, but any input and advice is greatly appreciated! thanks all

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:18 AM   #2
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Kegconnection did right by me. There's also Kegcowboy.

If you're able to kick in the extra money you'd be best served to get SS. I have chrome right now and can't wait to save up some money for SS.

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Get perlicks! They are "forward sealing", so they don't stick. Trust me- that's huge!
Word. That's a problem I'm having with my current faucets. Go a couple days without a beer from the tap and it sets up.
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I've heard that name before. I'm thinking when I upgrade my kegerator set up I can just pull the nice taps with me too. Probably the best bet as I see no stop to this obsession! Haha, the tap that came with the preowned kegeator was apparently copper, and I was changing the keg out/recleaning hte tap set up and the top bit snapped clean off (the metal).

I could get a replacement piece but I want to do it proper now that I have a hang of it. That and like I said, I can take the good pieces and upgrade whenever I need to in the near future!

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So if I get stainless steal perlicks, can I just get any stainless steal shank and that is all I'll need) aside from the line and what not...

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You will also need a fitting kit. It goes on the end of the shank and attaches to beer line.

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Nice. I've already got the fittings for one keg to be hooked up.

This is a blessing in disguise and I'm just going to upgrade and get two freshy shanks and faucets and one extra fitting rig...for whatever reason I already have two "Out" Couplers.

My last question is there any specific shank size I need to fit a perlick? It seems like it's just length as the main distinguishing characteristic on websites I've peeped.

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Not all perlicks are forward sealing.
Not all forward sealing perlicks are the easiest to clean.
The perlick 425 and 525 are great. The 425 is easier to clean.

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My first tap was a generic chrome. I just got a Perlick 525SS.. and really regret getting the generic. It is a beautiful thing.

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