Perlick Stainless Steel Flow Control Keg Beer Faucet

Model: 650SS
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  • Stainless steel construction will not pit, tarnish, or taint the flavor of your beer
  • Flow control design features a flow compensator
  • Revolutionary ball and floating front seal design prevents beer from being exposed to air
  • Mold and bacteria will not build up in faucet body
  • Has fewer internal parts for better reliability

Conventional wisdom has no place at Perlick. That's because Perlick's drive for innovation is legendary, leaving convention for the other guys to play with. Now, wisdom in general... well, that's another story.

Perlick's new 650SS Stainless Steel Flow Control Faucet is a classic example. It has all of Perlick's exclusive forward sealing design features, as well as a flow compensator. By adjusting the flow control handle, you can adjust the restriction for hard to pour brands, allowing you more control over your flow. You can also adjust the flow control handle to slow the flow for pouring sampler glasses, flights or growlers, as well as to reduce the amount of foam when pouring into a frosted glass.

The Perlick forward sealing design features a revolutionary ball and o-ring that 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. It also has fewer internal parts for better reliability.

  • Stainless Steel construction - won't pit or tarnish, will not taint the flavor of the beer, and is also suitable for wine
  • Patented forward sealing design eliminates the need for a valve shaft exposed to beer and air
  • Spout angle is more vertical allowing a more thorough draining after each pour - no horizontal area for beer to collect
  • Polished interior - smooth flow, less agitation and less foaming
  • Easy to clean - may be cleaned in place
Faucet Replacement Parts
167829-167829-167829-167829-1Handle Jacket, Chrome
67829-1TF67829-1TFN/AN/AHandle Jacket, Tarnish Free
267820-167820-167820-167820-1Compression Bonnet, Chrome
67820-1TF67820-1TFN/AN/ACompression Bonnet, Tarnish Free
367828-167828-167828-167828-1O-Ring, Compression
467819-267819-267819-267819-2Bearing Cup
5A68726-1N/A68626-1N/AHandle Lever
5BN/A68810N/A68810Handle Lever, Push Back Creamer
667830-167830-167830-167830-1O-Ring, Pivot Ball
767933-167933-167933-167933-1O-Ring, Front Seat
8308-3-2P308-3-2P308-3-2P308-3-2PCoupling Gasket
9N/AN/A68206-168206-1Flow Control: Compensator
10N/AN/A67989SK67989SKFlow Control: Seal Kit
11N/AN/A67989LK67989LKFlow Control: Lever & Seal Kit

Follow these instructions if you need to take the faucet apart to replace worn parts.

Note: Anytime the Front Seat (I), O-ring (H) or Coupling Gasket(s) are removed, they should be replaced. Always use OEM replacement parts.


  1. If faucet is USED, soak faucet in warm cleaning solution for 1-2 minutes to free up bonnet and handle jacket. If the faucet is NEW, submerge the faucet in warm water for 5 seconds.
  2. Unscrew and remove Jacket (1).
  3. Unscrew and remove Compression Bonnet (2).
  4. Remove Coupling Gasket (8) only if cut or worn.
  5. To remove the Handle Lever Assembly (5A or 5B), lift it upward and push back.
  6. To remove Front Seat (7) use a small screwdriver from the bonnet end of the faucet.
  7. To remove O-ring (6) use a small screwdriver from the bonnet end of the faucet.
  8. Inspect O-rings for wear or damage and replace as necessary.
  9. To remove flow control lever, unscrew cap and pull out.
  10. Remove flow control compensator from rear of faucet.


  1. Re-install O-ring (6) into O-ring groove from bonnet end (use a small blunt screwdriver).
  2. Re-install front Seat (7) into O-ring groove (use a small blunt screwdriver). Note: Seat must move freely in seat groove.
  3. Re-install Handle Lever Assembly (5A or 5B).
  4. Re-install Bearing Cup (4).
  5. Re-install Bonnet Washer (3) into Compression Bonnet (2).
  6. Re-install Compression Bonnet (2). Tighten by hand only. Do not use any tool, as this can damage the faucet.
  7. Re-install Handle Jacket (1).
  8. Re-install Coupling Gasket (8) if removed.
  9. Install flow control compensator into rear of faucet and orientate so level engagement hole is facing lever insertion hole.
  10. Install flow control lever, ensure pin on end of lever is aligned with compensator engagement hole and tighten cap.
UPC: 741459037734


Great investment

Works as described. Everyone needs the flow control instead of normal faucet.

Should have bought years ago


Must have for stout lovers

This faucet is fantastic! We installed it on our stout tap and love it. The ability to add the extra bit of head at the end is great. You will not regret getting this quality faucet.


Great for non-beer beverages too

We run taps with kegged cocktails and soda water for special events. The soda water is usually at 45 psi to make it as bubbly as possible and it can be difficult to control the explosive nature of high pressure water. This faucet has done a great job of taming the flow while keeping the fizz in the water.


The Perfect Faucet
Beer Bro

I love this faucet because it gives you total control and zero unwanted foam. I turn the flow control down open the faucet then increase the flow. I haven't lost a drop of beer due to over pour. Also, at the end of the pour I push the handle back into creamer mode to add the desired amount of head. It is also great for filling growlers. I also purchased the perlick growler attachment hose which fits like a glove. It does drip one or two drops after the fill, but a small price to pay for a perfect beer.


Great Faucet!

Easy to install and use. No problem with sticking anymore and beer just tastes better by far. It's wonderful being able to control the head, as well.

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Preventing leaking (ongoing dripping) from Perlick 650SS: last night somewhere over a liter of stout dribbled out of my tap -- quite a mess. I've read that low pressure makes this more likely (mine is at 14PSI), and that compression bonnet tightening may help. Also, that the bonnet should not be too tight. I hand tightened it a fraction of a turn -- it was slightly less tight than my other 3 taps. All are new and on their first kegs. Any wisdom to share?
by Steve on October 27, 2018
Hello, Sorry to hear that you've been experiencing some leaking issues. One thing to consider is having some replacement o-rings on hand for the faucets. Over time and with cleaning the rubber rings become hard and brittle allowing leakage.
Replacement O-Rings and Seal for Perlick 650SS Model:12G09-319
by Ben on November 08, 2018
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I have a perlick flow control 650ss faucet. I am trying to find a faucet lock that will work with this faucet. Is there anything available?
by Mike on December 05, 2018
Unfortunately we don't have any.
by Dave on December 06, 2018
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How does the flow control work? Which direction to slow down flow and less head?
by New to kegerator on April 13, 2019
Typically the lever is pushed upwards to open the gap to provide more flow.
by Dave on April 20, 2019
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Can I purchase replacement flow control seal kits?
by Patrick on September 26, 2019
Yes, they would be model number 12G09-319.
by Jake on September 26, 2019
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What is the inside diameter of the faucet nozzle on the 650SS?
by Jake on October 29, 2019
I would call it just a hair shy of 3/8 of an inch.
Feel free to contact me directly to answer any additional questions or to place an order for expedited delivery.
Ben Reaney 858-218-2339
by Ben on November 04, 2019
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