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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2011, 11:00:01 AM »
Wheels done......Need a stand up front and handles......off to Home Despot.

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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2011, 11:08:21 AM »
That is so cool oscar. Makes me want to throw on the tights and mail and head over to an SCA event in penn(?)
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2011, 11:31:05 AM »
I think a tower is in order. Patent that sucker.  ;D
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2011, 02:44:41 PM »
Still leaning towards two bronze Perlicks on the driver's side..... keeps the bar clear, the taps on MY side. Also less obvious.... ::)
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2011, 08:27:49 PM »
Very nice! Now you need a couple Shetland ponies to pull it around.  ;D
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2011, 08:37:22 PM »
That would be cool..... Painted/stained a few pieces tonight after band practice. Final assembly tomorrow. Height adjustable handles..... stay tuned. 8)
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2011, 07:52:47 AM »
OK, the cart part is done. A pair of replacement wheel barrel handles, some steel and some carriage bolts. The height of the handles is adjustable so as the load changes (3 full kegs to 2 almost empties would be the range) you can adjust so it's always at a comfortable ride height for any person, and they fold down for transportation. Now all that's left it the taps.








 
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2011, 05:52:22 PM »
OK, a few red x's as I modified the web page.....

Taps are in. Saturday it will be "performing" at the PBS 39 Brew Fest fund raiser..... Hey, I get in free..... ;D


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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2011, 05:59:57 PM »
extremely creative.
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2011, 09:46:55 PM »
looks awesome! nice work!
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2011, 12:05:43 AM »
Well done sir. Well done...

Why not taps forward?
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2011, 08:21:10 AM »
Well done sir. Well done...

Why not taps forward?

Good question, and I thought about it for a long time......a few reasons:

1 To maintain as much of a period look as possible for medieval applications.
2 The handles fold down to the back and this way all the pointy things are on one side during transportation. It either rides in a trailer, or on a hitch carrier, depending on whether the camper is coming too, etc. When on the hitch carrier the taps could potentially end up in my tail gate if facing forward....no bueno.
3 This way the driver/bartender has control over them. If they stick out to the front I would have to come from behind the handles to serve, which is a pain, or let people serve themselves and watch them carefully open the tap a little bit, only to produce a load of foam, which irks me to no end....so QC, I drive, I tap.
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2011, 11:07:49 AM »
Speaking of foam, I wonder if moving it around on the wheels will cause so much agitation that you only get foam anyway?  That'd be a bummer.
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Re: Sneak preview....
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2011, 08:42:44 PM »
Well, during "testing" this weekend it worked fine, BUT..... it was full, so there wasn't a whole lot of volume above the beer. Any increase in pressure from shaking quickly went back into solution. Don't know what will happen when the barrels are half empty.....

Of course you are tapping from the bottom of the barrel, so liquid only.... My plan is to disconnect the pressure line and tap until settled out again when moving.

It's a work in progress.....
« Last Edit: June 05, 2011, 08:45:19 PM by oscarvan »
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