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Old 09-10-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Cheap DIY Tap Handles

Here is a great idea I from the White Labs tap room down in San Diego. I knew there was a reason I have been keeping all of the yeast vials. It was super easy to do. All six of them took about 20 minutes to make.

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:53 AM   #2
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Great idea !!

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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It would be cool if you could add some dye to some clear epoxy reisin, to mimic the color of the beer on tap.

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I'm in the process of doing the same thing. Mine will be cap down though, and filled with grains or hops. Dark grains for the stouts, whole leaf hops for IPA etc.

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What bottom attachments did you end up using.

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Just a 3/8" nut with an axel cap super glued on top. The nut is placed inside the cap on a small bead of silicone caulk (had some lying around) centered on the hole drilled in the cap.

The axel hat is so that I can replace the handle based on the beer inside. Didn't want grains spilling out but I'm sure there are other ways to accomplish that.

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All I used was a lock washer and a 3/8" nut with a socket and extension. No glue or epoxy needed. Super easy.

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Fill 'em with beer.

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Fill 'em with beer.
That would be a PITA since they are not watertight. I thought about the epoxy, but getting them apart for cleaning would be a challenge. Not impossible, just more than I wanted to do. Like I said, all six only took 20 minutes to do.
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All I used was a lock washer and a 3/8" nut with a socket and extension. No glue or epoxy needed. Super easy.
I think I'm going to do this and seal the tunes with silicon caulk or even a cotton ball so the grains don't come out when I swap them...way easier than the way I've been it.
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