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I'm an avid waterfowler. I want to find tap handles that are related to duck/goose hunting. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm even ok with any type of hunting handles. I figure if I'm making home brew, I don't want macrobrewery handles.
 

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I'm an avid waterfowler. I want to find tap handles that are related to duck/goose hunting. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm even ok with any type of hunting handles. I figure if I'm making home brew, I don't want macrobrewery handles.
you can buy inserts to make anything a tap handle when i read this i thought right away thought about a canadian goose decoy head and neck for the handle or a mallard drake head... empty 10 guage shell
see now you got me all excited about tap handles!:tank:
 
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you can buy inserts to make anything a tap handle when i read this i thought right away thought about a canadian goose decoy head and neck for the handle or a mallard drake head... empty 10 guage shell
see now you got me all excited about tap handles!:tank:

Those are exactly the 3 things I was looking for!
 
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you can buy inserts to make anything a tap handle when i read this i thought right away thought about a canadian goose decoy head and neck for the handle or a mallard drake head... empty 10 guage shell
see now you got me all excited about tap handles!:tank:


Check this site out... I just ordered a woodie, a mallard, and a goose. Problem solved. PLUS, they donate 5% of your purchase to a waterfowl charity so I just gave DU some money, too. AND, with the inserts plus the price of the decoy heads, it's WAY less than most custom tap handles. About $10 on average per handle. Tough to beat for hand carved and painted decoy heads.

http://autumnwings.com/store/head_wood.html

I emailed Ed at brewmasterswarehouse.com to see if they had the inserts but haven't heard anything back, yet, since it's 4AM there; but, they do have them at Northern... Here's a link:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/tap-handle-insert.html



Enjoy!
 

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Way to ruin the kegerator with duck handles douche bag. Im kidding that should work though and now has me thinking if I can make a 50 cal round into a tap handle that would be the nuts my friend.
 
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Way to ruin the kegerator with duck handles douche bag. Im kidding that should work though and now has me thinking if I can make a 50 cal round into a tap handle that would be the nuts my friend.


I don't see why you couldn't. Those inserts would work on anything as long as you can put a hole in it, at least that's what they claim.

I found them at www.williamsbrewing.com for almost a dollar less per insert. I think I paid $17 total to have 10 of them shipped to AK.
 

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I made a tap handle "tower" out of an old wine keg when I was katering my daughters wedding with home brew. It has three handles. I wanter something distinguished for the handles. I took some old strohs handles removed their insignias and added my own. Best thing that ever happened to strohs, IMO. I even added finials to the top to easily change the what's flowing label.
 

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I made a tap handle "tower" out of an old wine keg when I was katering my daughters wedding with home brew. It has three handles. I wanter something distinguished for the handles. I took some old strohs handles removed their insignias and added my own. Best thing that ever happened to strohs, IMO. I even added finials to the top to easily change the what's flowing label.
How can you post something like this without pictures. :) The wine keg sounds cool.
 
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I made a tap handle "tower" out of an old wine keg when I was katering my daughters wedding with home brew. It has three handles. I wanter something distinguished for the handles. I took some old strohs handles removed their insignias and added my own. Best thing that ever happened to strohs, IMO. I even added finials to the top to easily change the what's flowing label.


That's the one downside, I won't be able to change lables on decoy heads. I'm probably going to put a small blackboard on the freezer section of the kegerator like I've seen some others do and just tell what's on tap in which handle.
 
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when you got them on you should post pics it sounds cool


I will. I've got another thread entitled "So I've got these kegs..." that's starting to document the transition from free/nasty craigslist refrigerator into 3 tap refinished kegerator.
 
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These are the decoy heads I bought. As soon as the inserts get here, I'll drill the holes and these bad boys will find a new home on top of some Perlick 525SS's.









 
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