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Forward sealing means your taps won't gum up, there won't be rancid beer trapped in the body between sessions and you won't have to clean them as often (because you won't!)
A big +1 on that! I had never given much thought to cleaning the taps. As soon as a keg was gone I took another out of storage. Recently one of my taps started "jetting?" beer out as if it was being forced through a smaller opening? I finally conceded that I would actually have to do some maintenance on my system! YEOWHEE!!! Upon dissembling my taps I found growths that would make a vulture throw up! Now I clean after each keg because I have too
I have learned my lesson. Never buy cheap taps just to get it completed! Forward sealing is a much better way to go! If money is tight than buy one at a time! You will save cleaning time in the long run.
My beer doesn't seem so "complex" now that I have clean taps? However, I don't have to spit chunks
of beer out either!
tap 1 Raspberry wine
tap 2 Bourbon Barrel Porter
tap 3 Czech Pilsner
tap 4 Triple IPA 11% ABV
Pipeline: Mulled Cider 10% ABV