I am getting into kegging and see there are different options for upgrading the faucet.
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Categor ... t+Upgrades
525PC Perlick Foward Seal, Chrome Beer Faucet
525SS, Perlick Forward Seal, Stainless Steel Beer Faucet
575SS, Perlick “CREAMER” Forward Seal Stainless Steel Faucet
Advantages of stainless steel vs. chrome?
Creamer vs. one that isn’t?? :oops:
110% worth the investment in my opinion. I would suggest the basic 525 in stainless. A bunch of chrome plated things I’ve had in the past all ended up flaking off the plating, plus the brass underneath can leach toxins if you tap cider or wine. The SS will be easier to clean, easier to keep clean, more sanitary overall and again in my opinion better looking. No stuck faucets ever again (well, it would pretty hard).
For most beers, I see no reason for the creamer option.
But buy the SS Perlicks of one variety or another - you’ll wonder why you waited so long!
Most definitely go with stainless. I have the 525ss and have been very happy. They can be had for $33.99 at farmhouse brewing. http://www.farmhousebrewingsupply.com/s … ategory=59
Yes, absolutely worth getting the Perlick and going stainless. Drippy faucets are a PITA. Perlicks are as good as it gets. Stainless Perlicks should last forever.
Best price I’ve seen anywhere: http://www.homebrewing.org/Perlick-Stai … _2102.html
Yeah buddy… +1
I’m rocking 4 of these and they’re great, and were very reasonable. The regulator is your big expense.
I highly recommend the 525SS Perlicks. I have the 525SS’s with removable nozzles and couldn’t be happier.
[quote=“kcbeersnob”]Yes, absolutely worth getting the Perlick and going stainless. Drippy faucets are a PITA. Perlicks are as good as it gets. Stainless Perlicks should last forever.
Best price I’ve seen anywhere: http://www.homebrewing.org/Perlick-Stai … _2102.html[/quote]
Oh just saw that I posted the same thing as you.
been running forward-seal faucets for about 9 years now and wouldn’t have anything else. The new Perlicks are very good. I have one of the first “creamer” models and although I rarely if ever use the creamer function, the faucet itself is a work of art. Plus, with the “P” they etch into the front, it makes it look like I have custom monogrammed faucets for Palmer Brewing Co
Yes absolutely, grab the stainless and you’ll be so glad you went straight with them to begin with.