DIY Tap Handle?

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

BrooklynTom

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2014
Messages
374
Reaction score
88
[/ATTACH][/ATTACH]
Most of these were carved by my farther many years ago. I will be making them taps as I need them. The cowboy one looks like my wife's father. It will be tapping my Bourbon barrel porter. The one to its left is tapping a very nice Belgian Pale Ale.
 

Attachments

thehebs

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2015
Messages
111
Reaction score
38
Im not sure if you guys have seen the 3d printable tap handles on fermware.com, but I decided to remix it for magnetic placards, so that I can interchange the placards based on whatever brews I have on tap in the keezer at the moment.

Original fermware.com blog post about tap handle. http://fermware.com/3d-printed-tap-handles/



A render of my remix without the placards:


Here is an example placard I made for an american wheat I have fermenting now:



I ordered these magnets to use: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301771773769

I will have to wait on the magnets, and my brass thread insert for the tap handle itself, before I can finalize the hole sizes and get one printed. Ill keep you guys posted.
 

ABNJM58

New Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2015
Messages
2
Reaction score
3
Location
Colorado Springs
I'm in the Army so I decided to use a couple .50 cal rounds which were fired in a few different places around the world. Used the same materials that others have on this forum. Good epoxy and a couple nuts from Home Depot.

Keg 9.jpg


Keg 7.jpg


Keg 1.jpg
 

daphatgrant

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2015
Messages
186
Reaction score
26
Location
Upstate
Last edited:

thehebs

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2015
Messages
111
Reaction score
38
I finally go around to finishing my 3d printed tap handles. Ill just quote my post on my keezer build thread (which is here https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=568415 )

I obviously had to print some tap handles. I looked and looked, and all the handles I found were just not designed well, and were kinda boring. Then I found this: http://fermware.com/3d-printed-tap-handles/

I loved the handles, but I couldnt leave it unmodified, right? The files that the guy put on thingiverse just had his website on the side. I had seen some of his own handles that he made, had placards for different types of beer. Most of them he made specially for local breweries and pubs and such, and his placards were permanently glued on. Since these handles take some work to print and construct, I didnt want to print a new handle for every type of brew I would be brewing in the future, so I decided to remix his design by removing his website, and adding magnetic placards. Basically i put some holes for magnets in the handle, and holes for thinner magnets for the placard, and I just superglued them in.

Bare tap handle, with recessed rectangle for placard, and magnet holes:


Base tap handle, with placard added.


I also needed to adjust his design to fit the brass thread inserts I bought from grainger. I nailed the fitment in 2 tries, using little test cubes.


The fun begins


First layer complete


Almost done




 
Top