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Old 03-15-2009, 03:04 PM   #11
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i dont know why but i thought i read that those dont work with Perlicks. is that true???


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Old 03-15-2009, 03:33 PM   #12
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I may experiment with some of these ideas and see which works best. Thanks.

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If there using that good homebrew for this, I suggest a Eskrima Stick because that is wrong.
No one will be using my homebrew for beer pong, which is one reason why I want to lock it up. It's our back room with a door to outside that I built a table in and put speakers in and is now the beer pong room. I guess with the keggerator it could just be the beer room. I have all my brewing equipment in there atm too.


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Old 03-15-2009, 04:41 PM   #13
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How about you just take off (unscrew) the tap handles?

People could still get to the beer if they were clever (or had strong fingers) but, if they wanted some that bad, then they deserve it. Seems pretty simple to me...
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:49 PM   #14
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How about you just take off (unscrew) the tap handles?

People could still get to the beer if they were clever (or had strong fingers) but, if they wanted some that bad, then they deserve it. Seems pretty simple to me...
Insufficient IMO. It doesn't take too much to open a tap without a handle... a pair of pliers, perhaps. Either that or buy a tap handle for a couple bucks and back in business...
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:06 PM   #15
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Try something like this as a shutoff. It is not brass and it is reasonable in price. Much smaller than a ball valve too.

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All you need is to pay me $150,000 a year and I'll watch your beer 24/7 with one of these available at all times:
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:18 PM   #17
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Electric fence or perhaps that crazy robot from robocop. You know the one that went bezerk.

Electric fencing all around your keggerator , hard wired into the wall with a keyed on/off switch. That would work.

If you use ball valves, then use gas tape. Works better than teflon.

You could use these, wired to a relay and a keyed electric switch on the outside of the door.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:33 PM   #18
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How about you just take off (unscrew) the tap handles?

People could still get to the beer if they were clever (or had strong fingers) but, if they wanted some that bad, then they deserve it. Seems pretty simple to me...
I don't want it to be too much of a hassle for me when I want beer is the thing.

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Try something like this as a shutoff. It is not brass and it is reasonable in price. Much smaller than a ball valve too.

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That could work, thanks.

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Electric fence or perhaps that crazy robot from robocop. You know the one that went bezerk.

Electric fencing all around your keggerator , hard wired into the wall with a keyed on/off switch. That would work.

If you use ball valves, then use gas tape. Works better than teflon.

You could use these, wired to a relay and a keyed electric switch on the outside of the door.
Electric Ball Valve Actuators w/Manual Override

I may look into something like that later on down the road, thanks.


I may add all the suggestions to the first post for anyone searching the same thing.

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Old 03-15-2009, 08:36 PM   #19
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Insufficient IMO. It doesn't take too much to open a tap without a handle... a pair of pliers, perhaps. Either that or buy a tap handle for a couple bucks and back in business...
It sounded like these people are just regular BMC folk who just happen to pass by the keggerator. I doubt they would have enough motivation to find some pliers or go to the store for a tap handle.
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People are idiots. Just turn off the CO2 and they will think it's broken.


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