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Old 11-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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I am setting up a Keezer and when lookingup the Faucets I notice they range greatly in price. What are some of the qualities I should be looking for in Faucets?

 
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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SS and forward sealing

 
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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The non forward sealing type tend to stick closed after a bit. IMO you should go with the forward sealing perlicks unless you want to buy faucets twice.

Depending on how you set up your kegerator you may also want to look at the 90 degree shank tail pieces. There are lots of options, post your setup, goals and the suggestions will come.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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I'm in the camp that you shouldn't buy anything but a Perlick faucet, as crazy as that sounds. Personally I don't think everything on the planet has to be stainless though- all brass for me. The chrome brass ones are cheaper than SS, but fairly more difficult to find. That part is up to you, but I'm willing to bet that if you buy anything other than a forward-sealing Perlick faucet, you will end up replacing them anyway.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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I just bought two of these for my kegerator:

http://www.kegglebrewing.com/Stainle...bly_p_181.html

(BTW, it's about $1 cheaper to buy the faucet, shank, and assembly all together rather than individual components (go figure))

Did a lot of reading before buying and these got great reviews...long lasting and don't mess with the quality of the brew. I've read a lot of places the the chrome plated brass will give your beer weird off flavors over time. While I have a hard time believing it (as daskin might tell you above), I err on the side of paranoid so I went stainless. It was a $13 increase from the faucets of this same company, but since I found some of the other equipment used and REALLY CHEAP, I was OK with spending a little more on the faucets.

In the end, you're going to build your keezer and it's going to be the best frickin' keezer ever.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:30 PM   #6
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I love my 525SS and 575SS faucets. Sure, you can get the PC version, but I figured that I'll never (ever) need to replace these. I'm sure the PC are good too, I just like having that entire assembly as all stainless steel.

I've had personal problems with different metals (in watches) not holding up under use, which probably swung me that way.

Either way, I don't think you can go wrong with any version of the 525 or 575 models. I've gone weeks between pours on these faucets and haven't had them stick one bit.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:25 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by RhoadsRunner View Post
I just bought two of these for my kegerator:

http://www.kegglebrewing.com/Stainle...bly_p_181.html

(BTW, it's about $1 cheaper to buy the faucet, shank, and assembly all together rather than individual components (go figure))

Did a lot of reading before buying and these got great reviews...long lasting and don't mess with the quality of the brew. I've read a lot of places the the chrome plated brass will give your beer weird off flavors over time. While I have a hard time believing it (as daskin might tell you above), I err on the side of paranoid so I went stainless. It was a $13 increase from the faucets of this same company, but since I found some of the other equipment used and REALLY CHEAP, I was OK with spending a little more on the faucets.

In the end, you're going to build your keezer and it's going to be the best frickin' keezer ever.

Best of luck
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I personally would have spent the money on Perlick's, chrome or stainless the forward sealed faucets DON'T stick...............Good luck
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:28 AM   #8
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I would go with Perlick. Farmhouse brewing has them for cheap! Mine have never stuck in the slightest.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:30 AM   #9
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I personally would have spent the money on Perlick's, chrome or stainless the forward sealed faucets stick...............Good luck
You sure about that?? Don't you mean they DON'T stick?? Haven't had any sticking issue with my 525 or 575 faucets. Even if they go weeks between pours.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:58 AM   #10
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Get the Perlicks!!

 
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