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    Turning tap handles

    I ended up with a Delta Midi model because it consistently came up on top 10 lists in my research, but you can go way cheaper and get good stuff. From what I understand Rikon makes some darned fine mini lathes as well.
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    Turning tap handles

    Nice! I'm excited to try out casting this weekend - I'd been thinking of doing a grain embedded tap.
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    Turning tap handles

    Glued wood is something on my list for sure, but I'm a bit scared of it too.. but I figure at some point I'll end up trying it.
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    Turning tap handles

    I've watched a few of his videos - I end up watching quite a few from Heath Knuckles and Nick Zametti - which explains my resin love.
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    Turning tap handles

    I didn't see any at woodcraft this weekend - I did however see $300 bucks worth of other stuff haha. I mask up with everything, my allergies are horrific, and I have reactions to many types of wood (smart hobby to pick up huh?) I'm usually in long sleeves and pants to keep everything I can...
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    Turning tap handles

    ^ This is brilliant - I'll using a bolt today - using a flat-head screwdriver sucked haha. I actually ended up ordering a 33/64th drill bit since that's what my pieces called for and 1/2 was such a pain. @Sailingeric - those are freaking gorgeous - I need to get my hands on some cocobolo. I...
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    Turning tap handles

    I did for the resin one, but not the wood ones - I'm thinking I'll cast a bit of wood in the next resin form to make that easier next time.
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    Turning tap handles

    Nice - I really like the simple design - I'll probably end up with something very similar for mine once all is said and done - right now I'm just teaching myself how to use the tools so I figure I'll use that to make ornate things that I can easily replace
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    Turning tap handles

    So I randomly bought a lathe and decided to give turning a go. So far I've made a few tap handles that turned out decently. Any other turners here?
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    Anyone brewing on the 4th?

    I brewed a little something yesterday... did my first reiterated mash in the grainfather, basically double my milk stout recipe. Came out a little lower than I'd hoped, but I'll take it. This bad boy is going to ferment out and then live in my new barrel for a bit, before getting some sort of...
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    Corny Keg Randall Idea - pre-keg

    So I ended up buying a 1.5 gallon torpedo keg, and a hop ball to basically use as a filter around the dip tube - we'll see how it goes - like I said, worse case scenario - I've got a pretty nice little travel keg.
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    Corny Keg Randall Idea - pre-keg

    I could see that working quite well for dry-hopping, but quite often I won't be working with hops, I'll likely be adding varied random stuff to my stouts, - coconut, coffee, oreos, cherries etc. Things I wouldn't want in the keg long term. Plus there's the dry-hop vs randall debate on actual...
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    Corny Keg Randall Idea - pre-keg

    That's my thought process - I feel like even if I don't get the results I want, I could move through the randall multiple times to build the flavor profile I want. Could be a huge use of CO2, but I've got a 5lb and a 20lb tank, so it's not like I'm hurting for usable volume.
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    Corny Keg Randall Idea - pre-keg

    A little background - I visited the Answer a month or two ago and have become fascinated with Randalls due to the Andall series of beers. I picked up 2 10inch water filter housing randalls and hook those up to my system for parties/events, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Here's...
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    Fermentation Temp Control

    Awesome! Thanks guys!
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