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Old 01-30-2013, 01:44 AM   #1
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So I'm thinking of upgrading my current keezer setup from picnic taps to faucets. I want to build a collar and put five perlick forward sealing faucets on it, but I am trying to decided whether to go with the 525PC or spring for the 525SS. I know that stainless steal is obviously going to be a better product, but is it worth the extra ~$60 bucks to go with stainless as opposed to the chrome faucets?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:53 AM   #2
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You could probably buy the chrome ones and never notice a difference. Or, just bite the bullet once, spend the extra $60, and never worry about it.

I went with option #2.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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i plan to go opt 2 as well. save up the extra cake and get the stainless ones.
i read the chrome ones can chip and flake off and it is easier to clean and keep stainless clean and sanitized. SS for the win

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:14 AM   #4
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Just FYI, Adventures in homebrewing
http://www.homebrewing.org/Perlick-S...et_p_2102.html

Has 525SS's for $30 each on sale now...i just picked up 4 + shipping for $132 for my Keezer, a good $30-70 cheaper than anywhere else i could find.
At that price, theres no reason to bother with chrome.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:46 AM   #5
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Just FYI, Adventures in homebrewing
http://www.homebrewing.org/Perlick-S...et_p_2102.html

Has 525SS's for $30 each on sale now...i just picked up 4 + shipping for $132 for my Keezer, a good $30-70 cheaper than anywhere else i could find.
At that price, theres no reason to bother with chrome.
Wow! That is cheap. I ordered mine from http://www.thebeertapstore.com/525ss...it_p/fsk02.htm

They we're $57.95 and come witha 4" shank and tail piece kit. There 525ss's are regularly $35.95 a piece which is not a bad deal considering it ships for FREE. For some reason they don't have free shipping with the shank and tail piece kit....???? not sure why.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:52 AM   #6
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I have four 575ss with/creamer. I go with ss all the way. Anything that the beer touches.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:39 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I was dead set on just getting the Chrome faucets, but I think I have been swayed to SS. I figure if I have to replace just one Chrome I will have spent the same about of money to replace it than if I would have just bought a SS in the first place.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:21 PM   #8
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I figure if I have to replace just one Chrome I will have spent the same about of money to replace it than if I would have just bought a SS in the first place.
Why would you ever need to replace it?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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If the chrome would to start flaking. The brass will give your beer a off teaste.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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I bought the chrome ones awhile back since i got them on sale for 20 bucks each i went for those instead of SS. All i got to say is they work great i never had any problems with them. But if they ever go bad i think i will replace them with the SS versions.
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