Hey Wally,wally said:Ben,
The Perlick flow control is forward sealing and quite a bit cheaper.
The Perlick is probably more sanitary whilst also easier to pull down and clean.
The Perlick flow controls are also better suited to fonts than the Cellis, as snaplock adapter shanks screw straight into them. I haven't seen a Celli on a font except for pictures of Celli taps on Celli fonts.
That's because you overcarbonate all your beers.raven19 said:I rarely (if ever) use the creamer on the celli's.
Stux said:FWIW, the Perlick Forward Sealing design is killer to me.
Basically, its the difference between pouring black specks and crap in your beer... Or not.
That is unless you feel like cleaning your taps very frequently.
BUT. I do not have any experience with Celli's, but am assuming, since they are not forward sealing, they have the same problems as all other back-sealing taps.
I clean my perlicks about twice a year. And they basically don't really need it when I do. All I do in the meantime is squirt some starsan up their spouts most nights before putting the keg fridge to bed... if I remember.
From the CB website.Description:
Most people with draft systems will tell you that cleaning their taps is something that just does not happen as often as it should. Since the tap seals form the back of the unit, beer stays in the body and corrodes the tap, and, since it is vented to allow the majority of remaining beer inside to drain from the body, air gets in the tap and turns the residual beer sour and mouldy. With this tap, these are worries that are worries no more. The main design of the Perlick unit is the unique "seal forward" aspect - meaning the body seals toward the downspout where the beer exits the tap, not back towards the shank where it enters. This means that when you shut it off, the residual beer left from the pour has only one place to go - down, and it won't sit stagnant in the body.