Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Ultra Flow vs. Perlick SS

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
Desert_Sky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Desert_Sky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 4,090
Liked 35 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Ultra Flow vs. Perlick SS

Just curious. I'm ready to pick up two faucets, and from what ive read I like the seal forward design. Now, is the Ultra Flow worth the 10 bucks more over the Perlick SS?

__________________
Desert Sky Brewing Co.
Sierra Vista, AZ
Desert_Sky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2006, 09:52 PM   #2
Brewpastor
Beer, not rocket science
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewpastor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Corrales, New Mexico
Posts: 4,580
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts

Default

Black or white, white or black. I have heard the Ultra's are worth it and have a set myself. But I have no experience with the others so I can't compare.

__________________
Before I learned to brew I was poor, sober and lonely. Now I am just poor.
Brewpastor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
Chairman Cheyco
***DRAMATIZATION***
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chairman Cheyco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calgary
Posts: 3,274
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I thought white was the new black?

Google 'vent-matic vs perlick' there are some good comparison articles on a couple of the other boards. I'd post the links but I may get my chair revoked...

I've been having this debate recently myself and am going with the ultra-flows after researching it.

__________________

Once the wind has been broken, it cannot be fixed.

Chairman Cheyco is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2006, 12:40 AM   #4
johnsma22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
johnsma22's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Taunton, MA
Posts: 1,892
Liked 32 Times on 26 Posts

Default

I can't speak about the Ultra-Flows, as I have no experience with them, but I can tell you that I love my Perlicks. Hard to believe that anything could be better than these Perlicks, but many people say that the Ultra-Flows are. I'll just have to take their word for it.

John

__________________
Cheers,
John
johnsma22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2006, 03:19 AM   #5
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,419
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default

I went with the Perlicks because they just seemed to have last drama surrounding them. Who am I kidding...I went with them because they were cheaper.

__________________
Baron von BeeGee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2006, 03:36 AM   #6
Desert_Sky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Desert_Sky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 4,090
Liked 35 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baron von BeeGee
I went with the Perlicks because they just seemed to have last drama surrounding them. Who am I kidding...I went with them because they were cheaper.

Well I went ahead and went with the Perlicks. Now to wait until next paycheck for the rest of the hardware. Dont want SWMBO freaking out. So far shes being really cool so far with this fridge conversion.
__________________
Desert Sky Brewing Co.
Sierra Vista, AZ
Desert_Sky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2006, 03:40 AM   #7
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,419
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chimone
Well I went ahead and went with the Perlicks. Now to wait until next paycheck for the rest of the hardware. Dont want SWMBO freaking out. So far shes being really cool so far with this fridge conversion.
I was down to my last bits that I needed...a couple of barbed ball-lock quick-disconnects for the liquid side. I ordered from Austin Homebrew and patiently waited for UPS only to find I had received MFL's! Plans delayed! I will say that AHB remedied the situation immediately and sent out the correct parts ASAP via UPS and didn't even ask for the incorrect parts back (granted they're relatively inexpensive, but I still appreciated the service).
__________________
Baron von BeeGee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2006, 04:04 AM   #8
Chairman Cheyco
***DRAMATIZATION***
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chairman Cheyco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calgary
Posts: 3,274
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Hey, I've been looking for MFLs!

__________________

Once the wind has been broken, it cannot be fixed.

Chairman Cheyco is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2006, 04:46 AM   #9
Desert_Sky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Desert_Sky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 4,090
Liked 35 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

So something like this is all I have left to pick up for the faucet installations right?

__________________
Desert Sky Brewing Co.
Sierra Vista, AZ
Desert_Sky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2006, 04:42 PM   #10
DyerNeedOfBeer
Barley Sober
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DyerNeedOfBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Columbus, MS.
Posts: 256
Default

I see you have already ordered per above posts but to throw in my 2 cents... I was concerned with Ultra Flow and their ability to provide repair parts in the future since they were having so many problems with their manuafacturing. I ordered Perlic and although I cannot compare them to the Ultra Flow, I am very pleased with the Perlic's. As far as whats left for faucet installation, that piece you pictured is close to the last thing you will need for installing the faucet through the door. One other small item that is usually forgotten is a short piece of PVC pipe to go inside the door of the fridge between the inner and outer wall. When cut to the proper length, this will give you something to tighten down the faucet on without denting the door. Get a PVC with a diameter as small as possible that will slip over the shank threads.

__________________

Beer lovers make better drinkers.

DyerNeedOfBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ultra Carbonated Halaster Extract Brewing 7 11-01-2009 03:26 PM
Ultra Hopped IPA voegeli51 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 06-23-2009 03:30 PM
Ultra Violet voodoochild7 Equipment/Sanitation 21 12-17-2005 12:11 AM