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$10 is a steal! I actually just broke one of the ones I had zinc plated, the handle snapped. I picked up another one that's similar to the one you just posted, but haven't put it to use yet (it's still a bit crusty, needs some work) Ha, capped 250 bottles on Saturday with the one though!  ;D

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What is your wall system?

Also, where did you get the diamond plate? I need a really big piece (22" x 71"). I found it online but the shipping was WAY too expensive.

Sorry for the late reply (sadly life gets in the way of beer sometimes)
The good news is I've got my first batch of apple cider started at the office on Saturday  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGDhfTkP1QM

The wall system is this -
http://www.carguygarage.com/xsilverandwhiteq.html
It comes in a bunch of colors, etc. Honestly the metal pegboard is an easier and cheaper option too (the stainless is really nice.)
http://www.carguygarage.com/metal-pegboard.html

Diamond plate that long isn't really an option because of this shipping, it'd have to go truck freight over 48". You'd be better off splitting it into smaller pieces. What are you trying to do? These look really cool -
http://www.carguygarage.com/walltiles.html
Or try custom pieces -
http://www.carguygarage.com/customdiamondpl.html

The cabinet set is -
http://www.carguygarage.com/sixpiecebambooww.html


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In total --
Capper 1 on ebay = $18 + 12 shipping
Capper 2 on ebay = $15 + 11 shipping
= $56

Sandblasting the pair = $25 http://www.astroblast1.com
Plating the pair in zinc = $75 http://www.belmontplatingworks.com

Two cappers that have already outlived me probably three times $156 / 2 = $78 each

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Not a bad office space, ha. I've actually been trying to advertise with the AHA, although it's not been the easiest to work out.


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Just got them back from the plater!





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I haven't been happy with the new bottle cappers we've gotten. I'm a car guy and like things over-engineered if anything, plastic and tin bottle cappers aren't cutting it for me. So I did some digging and was able to buy two identical old bottle cappers that are so well built I could probably also use to jack up my truck. I don't know when they were made, if anyone has any more info on them that'd be really cool?

Here's some photos of how I got them. I've already taken them to the sandblaster down the street from my office, so they look much better now. I dropped them off at the metal plater on Friday. They plate in a bunch of different metals, he suggested going with zinc, and I hope to have them back later this week  :D






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Pimp My System / Re: Office Keezer
« on: July 24, 2013, 07:06:45 PM »
Yeah, we get a lot of guys who send in those photos. That's fine. If I can get you in your garage to take a picture, and you know it needs work, then the next thing you get is a piece of promotional material from my company in the mail --- well, there's a reason that web page has been around for years, along with our company

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Pimp My System / Re: Office Keezer
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:46:17 PM »
Thanks, glad you guys like it as much as the office does.

I'd suggest stopping by after work, not during lunch. If we're not brewing beer, there's usually some race going on the PS3 wheel with the couch that's wired to vibrate on the sub channel with a few thousands watts.  8) Probably brewing after work tomorrow...

You guys should all submit your garage photos for a free magnetic bottle opener (or t-shirt or whatever.) I'd love to add a bunch of garage homebrew set ups to the garage photo gallery -
http://www.carguygarage.com/pictures.html

Thanks for the forum and help,
- Jim

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Pimp My System / Re: Office Keezer
« on: July 24, 2013, 07:41:06 AM »
Thanks - here's some info on us -
http://www.carguygarage.com/pictures.html

- Jim

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Pimp My System / Office Keezer
« on: July 24, 2013, 06:26:46 AM »
We finished up the racing stripes on Friday with some shaker cans in the front lawn of the office building with four lanes of Chicago traffic whizzing by. Three of the four kegs were filled on Monday with what's been in the fermenters for a couple months now under the office printer. (More fermenters and a bigger kettle just arrived so we can brew more in the future.)

Having fun homebrewing with the guys at the office -



...hoping to pour our first beer from the new keezer very soon!

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