Category Archives: Tap Handles

10 EZ Lok Brass Inserts (for DIY Tap Handles) – $4.60, 46 Cents/Ea

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8"-16 Internal Threads, 0.625" Length (Pack of 10)

10 Pack of EZ Lok Threaded Brass Inserts ( 3/8″-16, .625″ Length).  Brian indicates that these are the right size for making your own tap handles.  Check out this review for some additional information and insight.

4/24/15 2 AM Central: These are selling for $4.60 or 46 cents each.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8″-16 Internal Threads, 0.625″ Length (Pack of 10)

Related – the optional drive tool…
E-Z LOK Drive Tool – Optional – Use with 329-6, 329-601, 329-624, 303-6, 303-624, 319-6, 319-624, 335-6, 450-10, 550-6, 650-10, 650-10F, 453-10, 653-10, 653-10F, 400-6, 400-624

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Brew Tapper Chalkboard Kegerator Beer Tap Handle - Dual Sided - Beechwood

Brew Tapper Chalkboard Kegerator Beer Tap Handle – Dual Sided – Beechwood

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Brew Tapper Dual Sided Beachwood Chalkboard Tap Handle – $35.97 Shipped – Intro Pricing

Brew Tapper Chalkboard Kegerator Beer Tap Handle - Dual Sided - Beechwood

Brew Tapper Chalkboard Tap Handle made from BeechwoodBrew Tapper Chalkboard Kegerator Beer Tap Handle - Dual Sided - Beechwood

Dual sided 3.5″ x 3.5″ chalkboards.  Fits all US faucet lever threads. Threads: 3/8″-16 UNC (Unified Coarse Thread).  Works with standard chalk and liquid chalk markers.  Specs: Overall Height: 10.25″ – Square Face: 3.5″ – Square Face Thickness: 1.375″.

Update – Reader Feedback from Pat (Comment on this post): ” I ordered this last week and it showed up a couple days later. It’s made very well and is very sturdy. The chalk board is able to handle both wet and dry chalk apparently and it cleans off very easily and is a lot easier to write on than my other chalk board tap.”

4/21/15 11 AM Central: This is selling for $35.97 with free shipping.  According to the product description this is a special introductory price.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Brew Tapper Chalkboard Kegerator Beer Tap Handle – Dual Sided – Beechwood

Also Consider: Liquid Chalk • Perlick 630SS Faucet – Stainless Steel

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Perlick 630SS Forward Sealing Faucet & Tap Handle

Kegerator Beer Faucet 630ss w/ Black Plastic Tap Handle

Perlick 630SS Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucet with Tap Handle

  • Bearing Cup/Follower
  • 304 Sanitary Stainless Steel
  • Floating Forward Sealing O-ring
  • Vertical Spout Angle
  • Black Plastic Tap Handley.

Kegerator Beer Faucet 630ss w/ Black Plastic Tap Handle

Related: Perlick 630SS · Black Tap Handle · Perlick 600 Series Growler Filler

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Save $20 on Mahogany and Oak Tap, Chalkboard Tap Handle

Mahogany and Oak Tap, Chalkboard Tap Handle

Beerloved is marking down their Hand Made Mahogany and Oak Tap Handle by $20 when you use promo code GETTAPPED.

Check it out – Here – use coupon code GETTAPPED

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3D Printed Pub Style Tap Handle

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I recently got an XYZprinting Da Vinci 3D Printer.  I think 3D Printing has a bunch of possible applications for homebrewing.  From tap handles to stir plates and on and on.

Here’s a look at a 3D printed Pub Style Tap Handle designed by “InfiniTTTy” and available on thingiverse.  A link to the STL files and project description can be found below.

3D Printed Tap HandleI printed this on my XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer.  Here’s a look toward the beginning of the process.

3D Printed Tap HandleMaybe halfway through

3D Printed Tap HandleTa Da… Printed Thing!  I printed this on the Da Vinci’s Best Setting.  It took about 3 hours.

3D Printed Tap HandleThis also gets a decorative cap on the top.  You can, of course, print either of these pieces in your choice of colors.  The color is based on what color filament you’re using.

3D Printed Tap HandleFinished product.   The bottoms on these end up with a little extra material that needs trimmed.  I’ve been doing that with a utility knife.  The one thing I would change for this build would be… get a sharper utility knife.  Mine was too dull.  I could have ended up with cleaner lines with a sharper knife.  It’s amazing to me that I printed this.

3D Printed Tap HandleI attached the top piece on with Gorilla‘s Gorilla Super Glue.  Gorilla makes some stellar products including Gorilla Duct Tape.  I don’t consider it patched when using that.. I consider it permanently fixed… :)

75per_img_7266For size comparison.  From left to right Dry Erase Board Tap Handle, 3d Printed Pub Style Handle, Standard Black Faucet Handle

3D Printed Tap Handle WeightUpdate:  Google+ Friend Ray asked about material cost.  Great question.  I pulled out my AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale – Review – and weighed it up.  It came out to 26.34 grams.  At the current cost for filament (as of 1-15-15) this figures out to about $1.23 in filament.

75per_img_7300Installed.  Just served a RiteBrew Oatmeal Stout

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This is a nice little tap handle.  I did some pulling and bending on it and it held together just fine.  One of the commenters on the thingiverse page indicates that they have been using it for two years.  Other styles of tap handles are available on thingiverse.  Of course, if you don’t find what you like you can always… make it.

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer – Filament

Pub Style Tap Handle by InfiniTTTy on thingiverse

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Reader Tip: 10 EZ Lok Brass Inserts (for DIY Tap Handles)

Thanks to HBF Reader Josh for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8"-16 Internal Threads, 0.625" Length (Pack of 10)

10 Pack of EZ Lok Threaded Brass Inserts ( 3/8″-16, .625″ Length).  Brian indicates that these are the right size for making your own tap handles.  Check out this review for some additional information and insight.

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8″-16 Internal Threads, 0.625″ Length (Pack of 10)

Also consider the optional drive tool…
E-Z LOK Drive Tool – Optional – Use with 329-6, 329-601, 329-624, 303-6, 303-624, 319-6, 319-624, 335-6, 450-10, 550-6, 650-10, 650-10F, 453-10, 653-10, 653-10F, 400-6, 400-624

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10 EZ Lok Brass Inserts (for DIY Tap Handles)

Thanks to HBF Reader Brian for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8"-16 Internal Threads, 0.625" Length (Pack of 10)

10 Pack of EZ Lok Threaded Brass Inserts ( 3/8″-16, .625″ Length).  Brian indicates that these are the right size for making your own tap handles.  Check out this review for some additional information and insight.

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8″-16 Internal Threads, 0.625″ Length (Pack of 10)

Also consider the optional drive tool…
E-Z LOK Drive Tool – Optional – Use with 329-6, 329-601, 329-624, 303-6, 303-624, 319-6, 319-624, 335-6, 450-10, 550-6, 650-10, 650-10F, 453-10, 653-10, 653-10F, 400-6, 400-624

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