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Old 01-05-2013, 07:08 AM   #201
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Quick project but I love how it turned out! I used a spare case fan and 12v wall wart I had lying around, and built a LM317 adjustable voltage regulator to control it. Built the whole thing into a cigar case picked up from Stanley Pappas, a great local cigar shop here in Denver.

It'll hold a 1" stir rod up to about 80% power, haven't tried anything larger. Looking forward to making a starter tomorrow for a dunkel, my first true lager!


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Old 01-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #202
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I just tossed a nail into the flask for the photo, the stir bar creates a great vortex when used.


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Old 01-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #203
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I just tossed a nail into the flask for the photo, the stir bar creates a great vortex when used.
Nice first post! Freaky faucet handles. Haha
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:43 PM   #204
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Nice first post! Freaky faucet handles. Haha
Those handles were a present from SWMBO She encouraged the dual tap system so I could serve a lager on one side and that dark hoppy stuff on the other
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:06 AM   #205
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Love the tap handles!! I have the baseball style m67 fragmentation grenade and the older pineapple style!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #206
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I have the 20mm Vulcan round tap handle right now and the 40mm MK19 round in the cupboard. I forgot the name of the maker but he sells on Amazon and I think Etsy as well.

But we digress.
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Kind of plain jane, but it works pretty well. I have a 2L Flask on order.

I used a 110V fan and a plug-in dimmer. I have a really good electronics store locally and the staff are guys that generally know their stuff. One of the guys I've had help me before recommended that I use a 110V fan and a dimmer so I didn't have to worry about losing torque at the lower speeds. Of course, it's high voltage, so you have to be a bit more careful. Seems to work pretty well. Spins a 2-inch bar really well. I have 2 neodymium magnets hot glued to the fan with opposite poles facing up. I have to admit, though, I expected a lot more torque with the 110V fan.

Here's the inline dimmer (don't buy it here... I paid less than half):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...YDXJTFZY3WASHR

I just pulled the guts out and mounted them in the case.






Pay no attention to those loose screws:

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Nice job, that has a really clean look to it.
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I just tossed a nail into the flask for the photo, the stir bar creates a great vortex when used.
So... This picture begs the question... Do you have to pull the pin in order to pull a pint?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #210
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Can anybody provide some guidance (or links) as to how I should splice the wires from the fan to the potentiometer and wall charger? Never done electrical work before so it is all new to me.

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