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Old 08-28-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default Tap Handle Collectors?

I recently started collecting tap handles.
No real reason other than I thought it's be cool for the kegerator.

Anyone else?

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
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I use to pick them up all the time when I was in college, but I stopped because I had nothing to do with them. I have a about 10 or 15 of typical beers, but only a few nice ones. Once I get a tap system I will prob look for them more often.

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:22 AM   #3
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I love having the decorative tap handles...

So far, Guinness, Murphy's, Bodingtons, Harp, Wydner's Pear Cider, Red Hook Ale, Genesee Cream Ale, Stell Artios (gave that one to my son), and Harpoon IPA...

Trying to kick the habit...it can be addictive

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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addictive?

My paypal account has been decimated in the last two weeks.

I have found some really rare handles though.

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Old 08-28-2009, 10:58 AM   #5
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I don't collect them , but Sam's Steins is down the road from me. He has a quite impressive selection available. The people there are real nice also.

I did buy a few from him, but I don't think I'm going to start collecting them.

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Old 08-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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I don't collect, but I am looking for ideas for things to tap to use as a tap handle. I'm currently looking for a CHEAP electric guitar neck (with tuners), an 8-ball, a Stick shift knob, etc.

One of these days I'm going to bust out the wood lathe that I've never used and turn me one.

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Old 08-28-2009, 05:03 PM   #7
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dont think i'll collect but i have 3 right now and will get the 4th one soon enough. i have a SNPA, DFH 90, Mad Anthony's Pale (i grew up close to FW, Indiana and love the place). i'll probably get Bell's Two Hearted as my 4th. i might get more in the future.

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Once I get my keezer done I plan on just getting custom taps for my brews, don't think I will tap collecting.

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Yeah, I have about 60 or so tap handles. I stopped collecting a couple years back since I have nowhere to display the buggers.

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The coolest ones I have seen were at a brewery in Ferndale, MI. The tap's were pistons. I would love to do something like this when I get a nice tap set-up. They had a great Rasberry Wheat beer on tap. Here is the site, you can see the handles in the picture. http://thewabsite.com/

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