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Post by Jimmy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:11 pm

Placed an order for a kegerator kit tonight. I was going to get just the dual tower, but decided to add perlick faucets, a regulator (just so I can force carb with my 2nd 5lb tank without removing the one in the fridge), and all the ball lock connections. Excited to finally get this mini fridge converted :headbang:
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Post by LiverDance » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Jimmy wrote:Placed an order for a kegerator kit tonight. I was going to get just the dual tower, but decided to add perlick faucets, a regulator (just so I can force carb with my 2nd 5lb tank without removing the one in the fridge), and all the ball lock connections. Excited to finally get this mini fridge converted :headbang:
Good call on the perlicks! :headbang:
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Post by spears104 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:05 am

What is the advantage of a perlick faucet?
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Post by LiverDance » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:20 am

spears104 wrote:What is the advantage of a perlick faucet?
They are a forward sealing faucet so they don't stick like the standard ones after sitting for awhile without use.
"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Post by Jimmy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:21 am

spears104 wrote:What is the advantage of a perlick faucet?

As far as I know, the standard faucets tend to stick..
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Post by OntarioBeerkegs » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:05 pm

Thanks. It went out today.

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Post by Jimmy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:19 pm

OntarioBeerkegs wrote:Thanks. It went out today.
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Post by mr x » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:13 pm

Keep in mind that Perlick is a manufacturer of the cheap rear sealing faucets too.
At Alexander Keith's we follow the recipes first developed by the great brewmaster to the absolute letter. :wtf:

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Post by hogie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:58 pm

Jimmy wrote:
spears104 wrote:What is the advantage of a perlick faucet?

As far as I know, the standard faucets tend to stick..
Big time. Currently not very happy with the taps on my triple tower. They are all gummed up everytime I go to use them.

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Post by OntarioBeerkegs » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:17 pm

mr x wrote:Keep in mind that Perlick is a manufacturer of the cheap rear sealing faucets too.
All our Perlicks we carry are forward sealing Perlick 525 Stainless steel.

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Post by spears104 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:35 am

LiverDance wrote:
spears104 wrote:What is the advantage of a perlick faucet?
They are a forward sealing faucet so they don't stick like the standard ones after sitting for awhile without use.
Now I know why mine stick after they sit for a while. Thanks!
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Post by Jimmy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:18 pm

Got my stuff today! Thanks for the speedy delivery!
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Post by OntarioBeerkegs » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:01 pm

The Free Shipping trial will be wrapping up tonight or later this weekend. I've got to be honest I love the feedback from it, and love the fact we were able to offer it. Downside is the kegs are just so big and Canada is just so large. That product alone makes the idea a challenge to work with. CO2 tanks do not help much either!

I looked at a few options. I do not want to jack up prices (I am cheaper then the USA guys many times even before shipping and brokerage!). So, going to try a flat rate of $9.99 which will open another competitive feature. We can lower the threshold to qualify for the subsidized shipping down to $50.

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Post by Jimmy » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:15 pm

Installed it tonight :headbang:
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Post by Jimmy » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:12 am

Ok, so I've done a few pours with it and it looks like I'm going to need to adjust something...I've always had perfect pours with the picnic faucets, but with this it's just foam (and that's even after a couple consecutive pours to cool the lines/tap). Something else I've noticed is I am getting a plastic taste in the beer now. Anyone have any idea what would be causing this? I'd assume the line that comes pre-installed on the tower shouldn't give me that flavor.
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Post by mr x » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:36 am

hmmmm, not sure on the taste. How's the line length and serving pressure?

And do not throttle the valves. Wide open only.
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Post by Jimmy » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:55 am

mr x wrote:hmmmm, not sure on the taste. How's the line length and serving pressure?

And do not throttle the valves. Wide open only.
About 5' on each tap (which is probably short but no shorter than the lines I was using before).

Serving pressure is 11 lbs, same as before.
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Post by mr x » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:28 am

5' to me sounds way short. I am a big fan of starting at 12-15 and cutting down from there if you find your pour is too slow. But that has never been the case for me at 12-15psi serving pressure.
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Post by hogie » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:54 am

I purchased a triple tower from these guys a couple months ago. Mine probably has the same 5' lines you're talking about. There was a white powdery residue on the hoses and I had to soak them and rinse the fuck out of them until water tasted normal out of them. Also, I had to turn my serving pressure down to 8psi to get rid of the foam.

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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:47 am

you could chuck in a mcmaster-Carr swizzle stick to slow down the pour. not sure about the taste though..
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Post by Jimmy » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:06 am

CorneliusAlphonse wrote:you could chuck in a mcmaster-Carr swizzle stick to slow down the pour. not sure about the taste though..
Anyone have any they are looking to sell?
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Post by TimG » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:18 am

I have one for you Jimmy. If you'd rather not wait until the GB pickup next week, we can meet up sooner.

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Post by OntarioBeerkegs » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:34 am

Towers come with 5' installed everywhere. It is a sore point for me as well. We will increase the length on request. For a while we were shipping our pass through kits with 10' of line and the amount of calls we had for balancing issues almost tripled. Unfortunately balancing lines is not a straight out of the box solution. This link is an interesting read:

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Post by Jimmy » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:38 am

TimG wrote:I have one for you Jimmy. If you'd rather not wait until the GB pickup next week, we can meet up sooner.
I'll hold off for now Tim, but thanks for the offer.

I am going to look into adding longer lines, and getting a fan blowing some air into the tower.

On that note...is Noble Grape the only place to buy this hose locally?
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