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Old 03-04-2010, 07:22 AM   #1
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Default Homebrew Kegerator & Tap Handles

I thought I would post some pics of my tap handles that I made for my homebrew kegerator.
I try to always have an IPA/Hoppy beer and a Stout/dark beer on tap at all times. So I took some used WhiteLabs yeast vials and put Whole leaf hops in one and Black Patent Malt in the other. I think they turned out pretty good.
Here is also a pic of my kegerator that I built. It was an easy build and looks nice enough that the wife even lets me keep it in the kitchen.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Homebrew Kegerator & Tap Handles

I like it a lot but how long before the hops start to go bad?
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:33 AM   #3
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They have been in there for two months and still look fresh.
I have several ounces of whole hops, so if they start to discolor and look bad, I will just replace them.
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Default Re: Homebrew Kegerator & Tap Handles

Those are a great idea.
How did you come up with that?
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:49 AM   #5
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Those are a great idea.
How did you come up with that?

You can buy threaded inserts from the hardware store and put them in almost anything to turn into a tap handle.
I wanted some cool tap handles but didnt want to spend the money buying some expensive ones.
I have a drawer full of empty yeast vials and just started thinking what I could do with them.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:03 AM   #6
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Those look awesome! Well done.
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That is a great handle idea, very nicely done!
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Default Re: Homebrew Kegerator & Tap Handles

Thinking about doing this over at my home brew keg-o-rator location. Showed my friend and he was like, whoa...why didn't I think of that lol

Great idea thank you for the photo and great idea
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