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Old 03-16-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Forward sealing stout faucets - do they exist?

I have 4 Perlick forward sealing faucets right now and love them. They never stick. Zero issues with beers that only get poured once a week.



I'm thinking of replacing one with a stout faucet to serve with beer blend gas (75% C02, 25% N2) to get that creamy head for the beer styles that would benefit (clones of beer like Boddingtons, Caffreys, etc).

I would carb these beers at around 8-10 psi using regular (100% pure) CO2. Once they are carbed I would dispense with beer gas at about 30 PSI out of the stout faucet which has the restrictor plate in place to give that nice, smooth, creamy headed beer.

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Does this make sense?
Do stout faucets get 'stuck' like regular rear-sealing faucets?
Is there anyone that makes forward sealing stout faucets?
My understanding is that you can't use a regular faucet (such as my Perlicks) for beer gas due the high pressure needed. It would make a huge mess.

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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I was under the impression that all stout faucets were forward sealing, so that's why you never see any advertised as such. I'm just working off bits of information I remember hearing, so I could be quite wrong.


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Actually most creamer faucets are neither forward or rear sealing faucets. The faucet opens when the handle pulls "up" on the seal. This is accomplished through a lever action on the handle when you pull it. Sticking should not be too big of a problem. Just be sure you soak your resistor plate in hot water every week or so and yu should be fine.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Soak the resistor plate every week? So you need to disconnect the keg and disassemble the entire tap every week to get at this plate I assume or is it simpler than that.

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P.S. Someone asked me in PM for my clone recipes... I don't have any - I was just using those beer types as examples of what I'd like to make eventually. Sorry!
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No, you just unscrew the spout and the restrictor plate is at the top of it.
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Cool. That's easy. You could then also use that faucet to serve at regular C02 pressures too.

Can anyone recommend a good Stout faucet? Cost is secondary.

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I've only came across the standard chrome one and the SS one. However, I went on Ebay and picked up 2 Guinness faucets. One was used in a bar, came with sankey, the other was new. Both came with Guinness handles. I got them cheaper than I could find the chrome faucet. Might want to look on ebay first.
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I have a lot of faith in Superior products. If you don't want to guess.

Stout Faucet Stainless Steel Body - Superior Products
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Nice guys - thanks!

I just thought of something: Anyone have any idea how far out these taps stick as compared to Perlicks? I can't find dimensions anywhere. My drip tray's not very deep so this tape can't be much deeper than Perlicks otherwise drips won't fall in the tray.

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I've only came across the standard chrome one and the SS one. However, I went on Ebay and picked up 2 Guinness faucets. One was used in a bar, came with sankey, the other was new. Both came with Guinness handles. I got them cheaper than I could find the chrome faucet. Might want to look on ebay first.
I'd love to see a pic of these.


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