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What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do? – New Updates

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In order to properly serve a pint of beer from your kegerator you need to have a balanced system.  You decide what carbonation level you’d like to serve and what temperature you want your beer to be and set a CO2 pressure based on those two factors.  To pour a proper pint, well carbonated without excessive foam, you need to balance your system.  Balancing offsets your set CO2 pressure with the proper amount of resistance.  Not enough resistance = fast pouring and excessively foamy beers.  Too much resistance = beer pours too slowly or not at all.   Each component along the way provides some resistance.  Typically most of the resistance comes in the form of adding more beer line.  More line = more resistance.  For a full rundown of this see: Step by Step Balancing Your Kegerator Draft System


What do flow control faucets do?

Flow control faucets feature a built in flow compensator that allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store and serve these beers at higher pressures.  Instead of replacing your beer line with ever increasing lengths of tubing, you simply turn a knob to increase resistance.

In my opinion Intertap and Perlick are top faucet manufacturers and both have a flow control model.

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Coldbreak Brewing Stainless Steel Forward Sealing Faucet

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Forward Sealing Beer Faucet, Wine Faucet, Stainless Steel, Black Tap Handle Included, Standard

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Forward Sealing Beer Faucet, Wine Faucet, Stainless Steel, Black Tap Handle Included, Standard

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  • Commercial stainless steel wine faucet with stainless steel lever
  • Easy to take apart and clean
  • Polished interior and forward sealing design for smooth operation
  • Standard tap threads (black tap handle included)

 

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Forward Sealing Beer Faucet, Wine Faucet, Stainless Steel, Black Tap Handle Included, Standard – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Antimicrobial Beer Tubing Assembly – With Ultra Barrier Tubing – for Ball Lock Kegs – $14.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

 Antimicrobial Beer Tubing Assembly - Ball Lock KEG552

Antimicrobial Beer Tubing Assembly – Ball Lock via MoreBeer

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An upgraded version of our popular Beer Tubing Assembly. Our new assembly now includes 5 ft of 3/16″ Ultra Barrier Silver™ Antimicrobial and PVC Free Beer Tubing, ball lock beverage-out quick disconnect (barb), a hand held faucet and two hose clamps. EJ Beverages’ cutting edge Ultra Barrier Silver™ tubing has a number of advantages over regular Vinyl tubing:

  • Antimicrobial – 100% effective against top 4 beverage spoiling bacteria
  • PVC Free and BPA Free – Contains no DEHP, phthalates or other plasticizers
  • Environmentally friendly production = does not emit dioxins
  • Ultra-low permeability
  • Remains flexible at lower temperatures
  • Temperature range of -40 to 125° F

 

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Antimicrobial Beer Tubing Assembly – Ball Lock KEG552

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Perlick 630SS Stainless Steel, Forwarding Sealing Faucets from Adventures in Homebrewing

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Perlick’s 630SS Stainless Steel, Forward Sealing Beer and Wine Faucets are unique in both appearance and function. Perlick’s revolutionary ball and floating O-ring design prevents beer from being exposed to air. As a result, the handle lever doesn’t stick, and there is no build up of mold and bacteria in the faucet body. The micro-finished interior produces a smooth flow with less foaming ensuring a perfect pour every time. Fewer internal parts means better reliability and fewer service calls. Easy to clean-may be cleaned in place-Saves Time and Money.


 

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MoreBeer Beer Faucet Bonnet Angler – $6.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

 Beer Faucet Bonnet Angler D1270

Beer Faucet Bonnet Angler from MoreBeer

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Also called a faucet positioner because it angles big tap handles from touching the wall or refrigerator. Installs on top of beer faucet lever and then the tap handle thread into this bonnet angler.


 

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Perlick 630SS Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucets – $49.95, w/comparison + Free $20 Gift Card Offer!

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Perlick’s 630SS Stainless Steel, Forward Sealing Beer and Wine Faucets are unique in both appearance and function. Perlick’s revolutionary ball and floating O-ring design prevents beer from being exposed to air. As a result, the handle lever doesn’t stick, and there is no build up of mold and bacteria in the faucet body. The micro-finished interior produces a smooth flow with less foaming ensuring a perfect pour every time. Fewer internal parts means better reliability and fewer service calls. Easy to clean-may be cleaned in place-Saves Time and Money.


 

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Perlick Stainless Steel 630ss Perl Faucet

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Kegland DuoTight Draft Beer Gun – $14.99

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

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This KegLand ABS plastic Draft Beer Gun is perfect for outdoor dispensing. Just pull the trigger handle to open the valve to dispense. Features a DuoTight compatible hose barb on the bottom for attaching DuoTight Reducer item Z84.
We recommend 4-5′ of 3/16″ when using 3/16″ interior diameter line, and 10′ if you are using the wider 1/4″ interior diameter line.

This lightweight molded gun weighs 4 ounces, and is constructed of food grade ABS plastic, with a stainless piston and hose barb.

 


 

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Perlick’s 630SS Stainless Steel, Forward Sealing Beer and Wine Faucets are unique in both appearance and function. Perlick’s revolutionary ball and floating O-ring design prevents beer from being exposed to air. As a result, the handle lever doesn’t stick, and there is no build up of mold and bacteria in the faucet body. The micro-finished interior produces a smooth flow with less foaming ensuring a perfect pour every time. Fewer internal parts means better reliability and fewer service calls. Easy to clean-may be cleaned in place-Saves Time and Money.


 

Perlick Stainless Steel 630ss Perl Faucet – $43.60 with coupon code LABOR

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Nukatap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucets – from $34.99 + Hands on Review

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Nukatap forward sealing faucets are Kegland’s follow up to their extremely popular line of Intertap faucets.  They work with all Intertap spout accessories and sport a number of improvement

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What makes the NUKATAP different among the older manufactured styles of taps on the market?

First Pour Foam Reduction
The reduction in thermal mass significantly reduces the first pour foam effect. The tap is often the warmest part of the draft system as it protrudes from the font/tower/fridge. As a result, it acts like a heat sink and only works well once enough cold beer flows through it to cool the tap body down. This reduction of thermal mass significantly improves the foam that is poured while the tap is cooling down.

Laminar Flow
The NUKASHUTTLE design is the world’s first seamless shuttle. After many months of modeling and testing this new “NUKE” shaped shuttle design has the most fluid dynamic shuttle shape ever manufactured for a forward sealing tap. The streamline “nuke/missile” shape is how this new innovation earned its name “NUKATAP”. This leap forward in laminar flow means even highly carbonated beers pour like a dream with minimal turbulence and giving you the perfect pour every time.

Most Sanitary Design
The NUKASHUTTLE is the world’s first seamless single-piece design. Traditional taps have a seal that is seated on a stainless-steel body creating small fissures that harbor solids, are potential sites for infection, and are not as ideal for clean in place (CIP). The NUKASHUTTLE is an advanced TPV rubber matrix that been seamlessly formed over a durable PP skeleton. This single-piece design takes away the traditional fissures found in older manufacturing methods.

Long Life Seals
Unlike many other taps that use rubbers that can be degraded with caustic and acid compounds, the NUKATAP has been made to suit a wide range of conditions. It’s becoming more common to see sour beers/kombucha and other acetic and lactic acid beverages dispensed using draft systems. These acids, in particular, could cause an attack on the sealing compounds resulting in downtime, loss of product and reduced maintenance intervals.
The NUKATAP solves this problem and is the most chemically resistant tap we have ever manufactured. Unlike some older tap styles that have “metal on metal” rubbing components that can wear over time and have a “raspy feel” the NUKATAP has been manufactured with a smooth gliding action that guarantees the longevity of the tap components. The TPV rubber matrix shuttle is also one of the most durable sealing mechanisms that can tolerate large amounts of leverage force from long tap handles that would otherwise traditionally degrade the seals in other tap designs.

Other forward sealing designs exist but nothing with the same level of reliability. It’s easy to find other “perl” forward sealing design taps however these taps use a floating o-ring design which by all means is equally as sanitary however the floating o-ring requires the oring to move within the tap body to seal correctly. This movement is typically a problem as the tap ages and/or is not serviced regularly. The NUKATAP bypasses this seal as the entire NUKASHUTTLE is a single sealing piece.

Tap Handle Angle – 2.5degree Reverse Angle
The new NUKATAPS have been manufactured with a 2.5degree reverse angle. This allows for a wider range of taps handles to be used, in particular, long and/or heavy handles to work perfectly irrespective of the installation conditions.

 

Forward Sealing Design
Just like the Intertap and its predecessors, the NUKATAP shuts off the flow at the front of the tap which in turn keeps wild yeast and bacteria out of the interior of the tap body. Put end to substandard beer and only use the all-new NUKATAP

What does Rear Sealing Design Mean?
Typically most beer taps use a rear sealing design and the beer in the tap drains from the body of the tap with the help from a vent hole drilled at the front of the tap. This drainage hole is a dark and wet cavity and is an ideal place for airborne bacteria and wild yeast to reproduce leaving a foul film that deteriorates the quality of your beer. Every time the faucet is opened contamination occurs.


 

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Hands on Review: Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets and Accessories – New Updates!

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Intertap Faucets are a forward sealing faucet.  The forward sealing design helps prevent sticking.  Intertap Faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.  Additional, related options are available including shanks and a self closing faucet spring.


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