I'm graduating from a picnic tap to a perlick soon, but I have a question on what shank to order. Two questions, really.
1. Some come with a built in 3/16" nipple. Others one adapts with a tailpiece, most of those are 1/4". I have 3/16" line, but I suppose it would fit on either. Is there an advantage one has over the other? Cleaning? Price?
2. I think I saw somewhere that having a longer shank than one needs keeps the tap colder and therefore less initial foam. I don't have much space, so how long is long enough?