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Old 11-23-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default How to decide what taps to use?

So I have a new kegerator and currently using 2 stock taps. I want to get some new ones and I dont know what to get. I dont favor any specific brewery and dont want to use any sports team.

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Old 11-23-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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Are you talking about tap handles ?

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What about generic wodden ones turned on a lathe?

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Old 11-23-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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I suggest some of the fine vendors of taphandles right here on HBT

I specialize in exotic woods, and Spitfire does some beautiful acrylic ones. He hasn't been active in a month but you may be able to raise him via PM.

Check out my sig links if you'd like to see my work.

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I did see your sales threads but I think I would want something more exotic looking in terms of shape.

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What do you think of these 2?
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classic, actually.

I made one out of an old microphone, one out of a mickey mouse statue, and the next one is going to be a plastic dragon from a thrift store. Threads on a tap are 3/8"-16. Rock on with whatever you can get.

As for faucets, I use perlicks.

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classic, actually.

I made one out of an old microphone, one out of a mickey mouse statue, and the next one is going to be a plastic dragon from a thrift store. Threads on a tap are 3/8"-16. Rock on with whatever you can get.

As for faucets, I use perlicks.

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I'm using an oak tee which I turned on my lathe and a golf ball glued in place. Yeah, the tee's too big. It has to be in order to hold the threaded insert.

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