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Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,712
Posted By Shambo
This is my first time making tap handles. I was...

This is my first time making tap handles. I was going for a garage theme here.

I used sockets to attach the ferrules to the tools. The tools are held in place using Quick Steel epoxy putty. The...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
I bought this dolly from Northern Tool. It makes...

I bought this dolly from Northern Tool. It makes moving the keezer around my garage extremely simple. I move it out to the driveway when we have block parties.
...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
Thank you. The area I am at has a lot of pine...

Thank you. The area I am at has a lot of pine but not much decorative wood. It was much cheaper for me to use pine and then paint it.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-27-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
Keezer Upgrade

Well, it is time to upgrade the Keezer.
I bought a dolly, added 2 new taps, created 4 tap handles and built a drip tray.

I documented what I did in the Picasa album....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Shambo
Not a bad idea. A noisemaker sounds like fun.

Not a bad idea. A noisemaker sounds like fun.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Shambo
I thought about doing that. Picking something...

I thought about doing that. Picking something out which screams "KIDS!".

But I also do not want Dora the Explorer sitting on my Keezer. :)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Shambo
I bought a GE 5cuft chest freezer from Sam's Club...

I bought a GE 5cuft chest freezer from Sam's Club to use as a fermenter. It held 2 cornies or one 6.5g carboy.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Shambo
Root Beer Tap Handle

I have 4 taps on my keezer and am dedicating one to Root Beer. I have looked around the intertubes and e-bay for a Root Beer Tap Handle with no luck. I would like something which is specific...
Forum: Soda Making 02-16-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By Shambo
Root Beer Have too much molasses? Add Gin.

I have been experimenting with different ingredients for Root Beer.

I was looking into sugar substitutions and tried molasses. I was concerned with sweetness and forgot to take the powerful taste...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-21-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Shambo
http://reallifecomics.com/comics/2010/20100114_237...

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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-02-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Shambo
I was never able to get it to work. Today I...

I was never able to get it to work.
Today I took the keg back and exchanged it.

The new keg poured perfectly.

I assume it was just a bad keg.

When I finally tried the beer in the bad keg it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-31-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Shambo
Well, it looks like it just needed a good half...

Well, it looks like it just needed a good half hour of waiting while I researched the issue.

I just went out and tried it again and got a nice steady pour after an initial blast of co2.

I'll...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-31-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Shambo
Only co2 in pour. New commercial keg.

hey guys.
I bought a new shiner keg the other day and tapped it this morning.

The line is pure co2 with a little bit of foam. You can hear the co2 rush out and see the beer line just has a bit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-06-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By Shambo
I shattered the bottom of one of my carboys by...

I shattered the bottom of one of my carboys by placing it on the ground.

I use those carboy handles that fit around the neck and have always had good luck. However, while moving the empty carboy...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
It definitely was.

It definitely was.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
Thanks. Actually, it is black. :) The only...

Thanks.
Actually, it is black. :)
The only 2x8 lumber I could get here in yuppie-land was gnotypine.
I would have preferred to stain a nice hardwood, but you work with what you can get.

I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-02-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,104
Posted By Shambo
I first started using the pre-hopped cans. ...

I first started using the pre-hopped cans.
However, the LHBS also sold me some decent yeast and LME.

The outcome was a decent beer, but every batch had some weird... taste to it.

I thought...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 09-01-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,921
Posted By Shambo
added...10

added...10
Forum: DIY Projects 08-29-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
It was more then I thought it was going to be. ...

It was more then I thought it was going to be.

However, I purchased everything I needed for this project and did it at full retail.

If you scour the interwebs and already have supplies then it...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-29-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
here is the finished product if you do not want...

here is the finished product if you do not want to view the rest.

Well, almost finished. I still need to get a drip tray and some tapboard handles.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-29-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,718
Posted By Shambo
New dual hinge keezer

Well, I have lurked these threads off and on for a couple years new trying to decide if I want to start kegging.

I finally bit the bullet when my brewbud and I split a 10 gallon batch. I am tired...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-29-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 410,172
Posted By Shambo
subscribed. keep the updates coming!

subscribed.

keep the updates coming!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-29-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,375
Views: 3,387,873
Posted By Shambo
I just finished my dual hinge keezer. I pretty...

I just finished my dual hinge keezer.
I pretty much stole everyone's ideas... so thanks guys!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-21-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Shambo
I am really going to make it a point to remember...

I am really going to make it a point to remember this.
The last thing I need is for my already disapproving wife to find me blacked out next to my new keezer.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Shambo
I started brewing a couple years ago with a...

I started brewing a couple years ago with a friend. We split the costs and the beer. It was worked fine these last couple years because we where splitting a 5 G batch between us.

Now we went to...
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