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Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:05:28 AM »
I just bought an adapter to connect a Perlick flow control faucet to a liquid quick disconnect (MFL).  It works great.

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Here is a beer 2-3 seconds after serving. Very nice for no lines to provide restriction. The serving pressure is 11 PSI.



The adapter is very expensive. $30! But we only live once.

http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3343
« Last Edit: January 22, 2016, 12:41:57 AM by alestateyall »

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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 12:54:53 AM »
Very nice.  Good lookin brew, too.
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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 03:25:05 PM »
I have this:



that's faucet and connection in one piece. Very expensive, 93 euros!
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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 03:43:04 PM »

I have this:



that's faucet and connection in one piece. Very expensive, 93 euros!
Very similar. Regarding expensive. It's embarrassing how much I spent on mine total.

Faucet to QD adapter: $30
Faucet: $50
Tap handle: $15
Shipping: $8

Last night was the first night I had it. I liked it so much I went back to the keg a few extra times.

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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 03:51:39 PM »
Is the compensator part of the adaptor or of the faucet?
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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 05:11:03 PM »
I think you mean the lever to adjust flow. It is part of the faucet. The adapter is just 2 small pieces of metal to connect the faucet to a liquid quick disconnect.

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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 08:10:20 PM »
I was interested in this for my first kegging setup, but went with a cheap picnic tap because of the comments about the Perlick faucets on an earlier thread:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=25626.msg330321#msg330321

I'll wait... starting with the basics won't kill me. But it looks nice.
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Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 02:11:22 PM »

Very similar. Regarding expensive. It's embarrassing how much I spent on mine total.

Faucet to QD adapter: $30
Faucet: $50
Tap handle: $15
Shipping: $8

Last night was the first night I had it. I liked it so much I went back to the keg a few extra times.

Did you get every thing at one place Tommy ...or have to go to several different places?


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Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 02:20:33 PM »

I have this:



that's faucet and connection in one piece. Very expensive, 93 euros!
Very similar. Regarding expensive. It's embarrassing how much I spent on mine total.

Faucet to QD adapter: $30
Faucet: $50
Tap handle: $15
Shipping: $8

Last night was the first night I had it. I liked it so much I went back to the keg a few extra times.

Did you get every thing at one place Tommy ...or have to go to several different places?


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Several places. The QD adapter for the Perlick flow control faucets (and Intertap) was only available at one place that I know of; CHI Company. Everything else is easy to find.

https://www.chicompany.net/beer-store/ball-pin-lock-kegs-parts/ball-lock-keg-parts/faucets-for-ball-lock-kegs/qd-adaptor-for-flow-control-faucets
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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 03:14:09 PM »
The standard adaptors works but limit the function of the flow control by a large amount. Still functions ok for pulling straight off a keg.

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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 05:17:35 PM »
I like the idea of no line cleaning. ...one less thing.


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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 06:47:00 PM »
I like the idea of no line cleaning. ...one less thing.


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I still use my Marks 2 Keg Cleaner to pump starsan through the taps every couple of months. This is especially needed after hoppy beers. The flow control taps can get bits of hops stuck in them. When this happens, the beer is very foamy when served.

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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 10:12:54 PM »
How do those tap setups work off the keg when the beer is fairly highly carbonated...like 3+ volumes? 

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Re: Perlick Flow Control to QD Adapter
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 12:29:34 AM »
How do those tap setups work off the keg when the beer is fairly highly carbonated...like 3+ volumes?
I don’t know for sure. I believe that they have helped me through one or two times when I have overcarbed, but, I have never served a beer intentionally above 2.5-ish volumes CO2.