The story goes like this. I had 3 heinekens at my gf's work party, came home and drank a saison from the tap. I then decided that I hadn't been drinking my porter (from the other tap) lately and it was time to enjoy some of that. I tried to pull a pint but the faucet stuck. I took my longer tap handle and attached it for leverage. I pulled with all my might and the brass screw gave way and snapped in my hand. It is time to upgrade at least one faucet. Is the 425 worth the extra money or should I just go with the 525? Is the only difference the removable spout? It seems like a cool feature for cleaning.
Tap #1: Cucumber Honey Wheat Ale
Tap #2: Rye Ale
Primary #1: empty
Primary #2: empty
On Deck: Wit
I've got all 525's. I love them. The only reason I would like to have a 425 is because you can buy adaptor pieces that screw onto the removable spout. It has a hose barb on it and allows you to bottle from the tap. BUT, I just shove a hose in my tap and bottle it anyways. My taps don't get dirty enough to warrant having removable spouts otherwise. I clean them after every keg.
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I have them both and like them. The 425s don't have the side to side play the 525s have, but that's never been an issue for me. Can't go wrong either way, but I'd have all 425s knowing what I know now.
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