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Old 01-23-2013, 02:34 AM   #1
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buying a new tower.should I get the flow control.Only one keg.Will it help with foaming if I dont have everything dialed in correctly.First real kegerator,newbie
Does it really help?


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Old 01-23-2013, 02:41 AM   #2
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I have 2 of them and I think it works great. I have 3 foot lines and even with an overcarbed keg I can keep the foaming to a minimum (granted the flow is at a minimum at that point as well...) I definitely recommend it.


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Old 01-24-2013, 05:11 AM   #3
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Definitely worth it IMO.

I've had really overcarbed beer serve fine using my flow control faucet without having to mess with the CO2 tank.

I'm currently bout to add some more taps and I won't have one without this faucet if that tells you anything. Def worth the extra cash.
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I just wish they would make a SS option. I love stainless!
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I just wish they would make a SS option. I love stainless!
They are, due out sometime in the Spring (according to their Facebook page.) They sold them for a while last Summer, but had (undisclosed) problems, so they yanked them from the market to re-engineer them. I'm going to jump on 4 of them to replace my faucets when they do come out.
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I have 2 and love them. There are kind of a PITA to reassemble though.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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I just wish they would make a SS option. I love stainless!
They have a perlick ss tap at homebrewstuff.com
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They have a perlick ss tap at homebrewstuff.com
They don't have the 545 Flow Control faucet in stainless. Nobody does, yet...

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I have 2 and love them. There are kind of a PITA to reassemble though.
I have not actually DISassembled them yet, just CIP. It looked intimidating. It is do-able to put back together though?
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It is possible. I have done it a few times. It is just a little tricky lining up the flow control with the guts inside. Although with my keg line cleaning kit, the cleaning solution now flow through the faucet, so I do not know how often I really need to take them apart.


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