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Old 11-28-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default perlick faucets - chrome OK? or need SS?

I see most people post about 525SS perlicks, but what about the 525PC Chrome version? Any detriments to the chrome vs SS?


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Old 11-28-2011, 01:57 AM   #2
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I am no expert but everything I have been reading ranks the 525SS above the Pearl faucet. They are very close in price from what I have seen so it is worth it.


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Old 11-28-2011, 01:58 AM   #3
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ive heard that the chrome ones work fine
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I have a duel tap. One SS, one chrome. Can't tell any difference.
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fwiw, Perlick uses the name "Perl" for the entire 500 series faucet line, whether PC (plated chrome) or SS (stainless steel).

Having taken one of my 525SS faucets completely apart just to see how they work, I would expect the PC version to function absolutely identically.

To me, the choice comes down to whether one finds the full stainless faucet appealing enough to cover the typical $15 premium over the PC version. I did - times six - because I really do dig the timelessness of stainless steel verses any potential of shedding chrome plating, whether due to age, or "oops"...

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So is this the 525SS then link????

I was thinking it was a different version.
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So is this the 525SS then? I was thinking it was a different version.
Yup, that's the current model...

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What about the creamer version 575? Don't think it comes in PC, but is it worth the few extra $$$
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What about the creamer version 575? Don't think it comes in PC, but is it worth the few extra $$$
Never used a creamer faucet, so I really don't have much of a say here. The creamer faucet is designed to force the beer through tiny holes (or hole?) to create the foam for the head when the handle is pushed backward.
That being said, with the regular Perlicks, I would think that simply opening the faucet part-way to simulate the small opening would perform the same task. This is what I have been doing with my non-creamer Perlicks, and it seems to work ok for me.
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Yup, that's the current model...

Cheers!
Thanks, I guess scratch what I said earlier then. I thought the new model was the Pearl and the 525SS was the old one. If you look at the reviews there were several people saying that they were having issues with leaking and they were saying how the old ones were better. I wish they would have stated the Perlick part number in the description somewhere. A buddy was looking at them when telling me what I should get and said that they were not the Perlicks that he had. He must be used to the old design. I remembered reading about different spouts with the Perlicks. That must be what he was looking for and didn't see as he likely has the old version.


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