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Old 10-25-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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We're replacing the factory draft tower on our kenmore kegerator and upgrading from a single tower to a dual tower. Is the entra cost of perlick faucets worth it? Any recommendations for who had the best price for towers, what brands to avoid, etc would be appreciated.

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Old 10-25-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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Perlicks are worth it. Brands to avoid are the ones not labeled Perlick
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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Absolutely worth it. One of the best purchases I have made since I started brewing. I've not had one stuck faucet since I starting using these about 18 months ago.

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Old 10-25-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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Yes, get the Perlick forward sealing faucet. There are times when you want to go cheap, but this isn't one of those times.

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Old 10-25-2010, 11:32 PM   #5
Feb 2010
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There is no question, Perlick all the way. You'll never look back. Trust me, I'm "frugal" and it's the best money I've spent on equipment so far (besides on the rest of my kegging set-up).
Good luck!

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Old 10-25-2010, 11:57 PM   #6
Jan 2009
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I'm with everyone else, Perlicks are the way to go.
Primary:all empty
Secondary: 8/8/8 RIS, 9/9/9 Barley Wine
Kegged: Robust Porter, Oatmeal Stout, IPA, Centennial Blonde, Yooper's hoppy amber, Blue Moon Clone.
Upcoming Brews: IIPA, SMaSH, Black IPA

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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Ditto. So much easier to clean, too.

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Old 10-26-2010, 08:02 PM   #8
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I am a cheap, cheap individual. I wash dry yeast. Almost all of my brew equipment is scavenged from someone else's leftovers or absolute clearance sales. I used a cobra tap for years because I was too cheap to buy a faucet. I still don't have a drip tray. I just use a cookie sheet under the fridge door. But when I did buy a faucet, I bought Perlicks. They are worth it.

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Old 10-27-2010, 12:42 AM   #9
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I have a handful of Ventmatics and I love those, but when I added another tap I was disappointed to see that you cannot get them anymore. So I looked around and decided to get a Perlick 525SS, and much to my surprise I like the pull on the Perlick much better than the Ventmatics.

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:08 AM   #10
Dec 2009
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I recommend you spring for them now, rather than upgrade your faucets later like I did.
Taking BYOB to a whole new level

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