Originally Posted by TheBeerist
You bought the wrong Perlicks.. The 575SS is the creamer faucet. I have heard from others about a similar sealing issue. The 525SS is the non-creamer or standard faucet. I have 5, and love them to death.
"Wrong" ? Definitely not. Creamers have an added feature, but it won't interfere with non-creamed pours.
I have 3 of the 575SS faucets, and noticed a similar leaking issue initially, but I had poor pour speed due to a clogged output in the keg (sediment) so it wasn't too bad.
Then I tapped another keg with proper flow on another faucet and it snapped closed as I expected it to, while still creaming properly.
Dollars to donuts, you either need to clean/lube the problem faucets, check your pressure, or both.
When they're setup properly, those 575s perform well with all sorts of beverages, from lagers, to malty ales, to root beer.