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Old 01-30-2010, 01:37 AM   #111
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Do most hardware stores (ACE, Lowes, HD, etc...) carry the insert? I wanna get working on some new handles right away.


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Old 01-30-2010, 02:02 AM   #112
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Do most hardware stores (ACE, Lowes, HD, etc...) carry the insert? I wanna get working on some new handles right away.
Yes... HD and Lowes they can be found the nut and bolt aisle in a pull out drawer.


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Old 01-30-2010, 02:31 AM   #113
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So did you just drill the cap and then screw them on?
So simple yet GREAT looking

Just a thought... if you could find a way to make them liquid tight even after they are screw onto the faucet you could fill each tube with a sample of the brew on that tap which would look way cool. Definitely a conversation piece
I used the tap handle ferrules found here: http://www.beeravenue.com/beer_tap_handle_parts.html

The medium ones fit the yeast vial caps perfectly. Then I just got some 5/16" bolts from the hardware store, drilled a hole in the cap, and bolted the cap to the ferrule. Then you just fill your vial, screw the cap/ferrule on, and twist the whole thing onto your tap.

It's easy to unscrew the cap to change what's inside, and I think you could easily seal the cap with caulking if you wanted to fill the vial with a liquid.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:09 AM   #114
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Got this idea from someone else on this board so I cant take full credit.
I made these tap handles tonight for my kegerator.
I try to always have an IPA and a Stout or dark beer on tap at all times. So I took some used yeast vials and put Whole leaf hops in one and Black Patent Malt in the other. I think they turned out pretty good.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:13 AM   #115
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i took a hex nut the size of the tap handle bolt, grinded it down so it was a circle and soldered it into a spent .50 call shell. I need to shine the shell and spray it with some lacquer so it stays nice and shiny.

friggin sweet! the only .50 i have has a projectile still, so no tap handle for it.


these all seem... so.... phallic:


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Our friend's mother is a glass blower. Her son used to be the head chef for Dark Horse Brewery in Michigan and so she blew some glass tap handles for the bar. After he left dark horse, she was left with a big box of tap handles, so we grabbed 5 or 6. Some are solid colors while others are clear with color swirls like in the pics.

I believe she is making some more soon.

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap1.jpg

http://symposiumbrewery.com/images/tap2.jpg

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So did you just drill the cap and then screw them on?
So simple yet GREAT looking

Just a thought... if you could find a way to make them liquid tight even after they are screw onto the faucet you could fill each tube with a sample of the brew on that tap which would look way cool. Definitely a conversation piece
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Here is another thread on HBT about tap handles that has some good info.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/cust...search-124797/
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Just a thought... if you could find a way to make them liquid tight even after they are screw onto the faucet you could fill each tube with a sample of the brew on that tap which would look way cool. Definitely a conversation piece
You could just epoxy a 3/8-16 nut to the cap.
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how to you get the sticky **** off the white lab tubes. i have a couple and i cant seem to get the glue off them. thanks
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how to you get the sticky **** off the white lab tubes. i have a couple and i cant seem to get the glue off them. thanks
Rubbing Alcohol or the "Goo Gone" product worked on mine.

Great idea for the tap handle, whoever had it. Thanks!


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