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dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1251
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.221.135.74
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here it is in its mostly completed form . . three coats of poly. I somehow ended up one brass backing plate short for one of the tap handles, but that is easily rectified. Speaking of the tap handles, I must fess up. I planned on turning some dowels on a lathe, but decided I didn't want to go through that much labor and repeatability. In a moment that felt like I might have been Connie while yard saleing, I noticed right next to the wooden dowels a display of replacement furniture legs. Closeouts at 2$ a piece!. Add some closeout egg knob brass cabinet hardware for 77 plus the inserts from AHB for $1.29. I made these handles for about $5 a piece!

You'll notice the black flex hose housing the beer lines. That will eventually hook into the small squirrel cage cooling blower inside an ice chest to keep the lines chilled.

I've really enjoyed this project and got NOT ONE iota of grief from SWMBO!





 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 73
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice. How much do you want for it?
 

Tom Gardner
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Username: Tom

Post Number: 1059
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 71.56.208.229
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very nice!
 

Ron Siddall
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Username: El_cid

Post Number: 522
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 198.135.241.18
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 11:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Show off!
 

Anil Tyson
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Username: Anil

Post Number: 63
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.168.118.245
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 03:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Quite nice, gonna give it a test run before 4 Jan? And, what are you serving?
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1121
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 03:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Hacker,
I'm proud of you

Now OTOH, those Perlicks look great, but I don't know about those other three
 

tim roth
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Username: Hopdude

Post Number: 581
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 12.206.8.165
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 04:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dhacker-
That is one NICE lookin' set up!
cheers,tim
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1254
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.221.135.74
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 03:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the kind words . . . Now, to answer the questions:

Kevin, how could I possibly put a price on something destined to become a family HAIRloom?

Anil, here's what will be on tap at the Jan. 4th kickoff party:
> Donovan's Company #1 Red
> Bob G's German Chocolate cake porter
> Sweet GA Honey Brown
> Cream ale
> 50/50 ale (50% MO & 50% Munich)
> Bales Goof Proof Cider
I added a seventh, a Crisp Rye ale that will find its way onto the draft tower and Bales' Goof Proof Cider will be relegated to the venerable picnic faucet. (sorry Andrew)

Oh, and Connie . . how dare you desecrate my Ventmatics by referring to them as Perlicks!
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1122
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 05:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

whoops, sorrrrry!
 

Anil Tyson
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Username: Anil

Post Number: 64
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 138.163.0.44
Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The beer line-up sounds almost as impressive as the towers look.

A little envious I can't be at the party, it would be a tough call for the first round between the 50/50 and the Crisp Rye.

Good luck with the party, and again the towers look great.