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Old 12-09-2009, 05:23 PM   #101
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Our friend's mother is a glass blower. Her son used to be the head chef for Dark Horse Brewery in Michigan and so she blew some glass tap handles for the bar. After he left dark horse, she was left with a big box of tap handles, so we grabbed 5 or 6. Some are solid colors while others are clear with color swirls like in the pics.

I believe she is making some more soon.

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap1.jpg

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap2.jpg

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:53 PM   #102
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Our friend's mother is a glass blower. Her son used to be the head chef for Dark Horse Brewery in Michigan and so she blew some glass tap handles for the bar. After he left dark horse, she was left with a big box of tap handles, so we grabbed 5 or 6. Some are solid colors while others are clear with color swirls like in the pics.

I believe she is making some more soon.

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap1.jpg

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap2.jpg

* Can't get pictures to show up in post, so I linked to them



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Wow, those are freakin awesome!
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:58 PM   #103
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Our friend's mother is a glass blower. Her son used to be the head chef for Dark Horse Brewery in Michigan and so she blew some glass tap handles for the bar. After he left dark horse, she was left with a big box of tap handles, so we grabbed 5 or 6. Some are solid colors while others are clear with color swirls like in the pics.

I believe she is making some more soon.

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap1.jpg

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap2.jpg

* Can't get pictures to show up in post, so I linked to them



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Old 12-27-2009, 07:45 PM   #104
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Has anybody tried making handles of Louisville Slugger mini bats? I am getting ready to build my first kegerator as a gift for a friend. He is a HUGE baseball fan and thought that would make good tap handles. Not sure if they are too skinny down at the handle but could always cut them in half and just use the bat end.
This noob appreciates any help/advice. Thanks!

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Old 12-28-2009, 12:30 AM   #105
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Sure, just get a threaded insert.



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Got this idea from someone else on this board so I cant take full credit.
I made these tap handles tonight for my kegerator.
I try to always have an IPA and a Stout or dark beer on tap at all times. So I took some used yeast vials and put Whole leaf hops in one and Black Patent Malt in the other. I think they turned out pretty good.

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Old 01-30-2010, 12:41 AM   #107
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Swmbo loves the look of those....

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Old 01-30-2010, 12:55 AM   #108
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I did the same thing. I love how they turned out, thanks to whoever it was that posted the idea here.



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So did you just drill the cap and then screw them on?
So simple yet GREAT looking

Just a thought... if you could find a way to make them liquid tight even after they are screw onto the faucet you could fill each tube with a sample of the brew on that tap which would look way cool. Definitely a conversation piece
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:23 AM   #110
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those yeast vials are sweet! i love that idea...

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