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de3isit 09-10-2012 12:48 AM

Cheap DIY Tap Handles
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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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Jeepinctbrewer 09-10-2012 12:53 AM

Great idea !!

mlyday 09-10-2012 01:20 PM

It would be cool if you could add some dye to some clear epoxy reisin, to mimic the color of the beer on tap.

rifraf 09-10-2012 02:48 PM

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.

thyirishmen 09-10-2012 03:18 PM

What bottom attachments did you end up using.

rifraf 09-10-2012 03:24 PM

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.

de3isit 09-11-2012 03:57 AM

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

chumpsteak 09-11-2012 03:59 AM

Fill 'em with beer.

de3isit 09-11-2012 04:08 AM


Originally Posted by chumpsteak (Post 4403395)
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.

rifraf 09-11-2012 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by de3isit
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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