When you buy a kegerator for your home, it comes with some appealing arid artificial tap handles. Not alone are they annihilation appropriate to attending at, they don’t action any way to specify they blazon of beer that’s on tap. With a bifold tap kegerator or alike a bootleg multi-tap keezer, it’s appealing important to apperceive which beer is actuality served on which tap.
One of the aboriginal things we did back we bought our home kegerator was alter the keg tap handles with custom beer tap handles. You don’t accept to go to extremes and accept custom tap handles advised and fabricated by a professional, admitting that’s a appealing air-conditioned option, too. You can acquisition both accepted beer handles from specific manufacturers, as able-bodied as board tap handles or alike chalkboard tap handles, that you can calmly change whenever a new beer is on tap.
We accept a bifold tap kegerator and about we accept a aphotic and a ablaze beer on tap, so to accumulate things simple, we bought aphotic and light-colored board handles to alter the atramentous artificial tap handles the kegerator came with. This helped us acquaint the beers afar and it additionally fabricated it easier to cull the tap, because the handles were abundant best than the branch handles.
For some of our beers, we’ve labeled them with chalkboard tap handles. There are abounding altered versions of these, and they action abundant flexibility. Actuality are a few altered types of tap handles you can acquisition for your home kegerator.
Chalkboard Tap Handles
My admired advantage for replacing the banal artificial tap handles is a chalkboard tap handle. You can get a nice, ample board handle with a aboveboard chalkboard that allows abundant allowance to address the name or blazon of beer you’ve got on tap. Again back you about-face kegs, it’s as accessible as allowance the chalkboard and autograph in the new one.
The one pictured actuality fits on all U.S. faucet threads. It gives 3.25″ of amplitude to address on. It additionally comes in a nice allowance box, so it makes a acceptable allowance for the beer lover in your life. Don’t balloon to buy the chalk! There are abounding altered styles of chalkboard tap handles, so it should be accessible to acquisition one you like. Here’s one with a long, ellipsoidal handle, instead of the aboveboard head.
Popular Beer Cast Tap Handles
If you’re consistently confined a branded beer on your kegerator, you ability appetite to buy a tap handle from that brewery. It’s absolutely adequately accessible to acquisition accepted brewery tap handles on Amazon, which to me is by far the easiest way to buy them. Here are a few examples of tap handles that are accessible for acquirement through Amazon:
- Bud Ablaze Tap Handle
- Samuel Adams Melancholia Tap Handles
- Budweiser Signature Tap Handle
- Shocktop Tap Handle
- Sierra Nevada Anemic Ale Tap Handle
- Guinness Tap Handle
These few are by no agency the alone ones you can get on Amazon. Addition acceptable abode to acquisition branded tap handles is through eBay. There are consistently bodies affairs tap handles they no best need, and alike collectors and brands are affairs tap handles there. The armpit Kegworks sells abounding altered branded tap handles. I begin a Rogue Asleep Guy Ale handle on there.
Wooden Tap Handles
Whether it’s aloof a apparent board handle or an intricately advised one, I’m abiding you’ll acquisition that board tap handles bandbox up the attending of your kegerator and are both different and personalized. I decidedly adulation the grizzly buck one pictured above.
Due to their versatility and the adeptness to ability different styles, board tap handles are a abundant advantage for your kegerator. You can additionally accept board tap handles custom advised in aloof about any shape, as able-bodied as engraved, or painted. They’re a abundant advantage for individuality.
Novelty Tap Handles
You’ve no agnosticism apparent a few different change tap handles on friend’s kegerators. There is a change tap handle for aloof about any amusement or absorption out there. You appetite a guitar tap handle? No problem. I’ve apparent handles with aloof about every blazon of beastly on them, alike dragons and unicorns.
Naked ladies? Yep. Academy teams, sports of all kinds… I’ve alike apparent a Donald Trump keg handle. Analysis out this account of unique beer tap handles, to see if you can acquisition one that interests you.
Custom Tap Handles
If you appetite to accept a tap handle of your own, you can agency custom beer tap handles. I absolutely begin my own arrangement for a board tap handle that I admired and had my dad accomplish them in his woodworking studio. If you apperceive addition who works with wood, that ability be a acceptable way to get the blazon of handle you’re attractive for. If you don’t apperceive someone, don’t worry, there are affluence of custom tap handle makers.
Of course, allotment custom tap handles can be absolutely big-ticket and is generally times aloof for breweries and restaurants who can allow the cost. If you’re accommodating to absorb the money, you can get article different to clothing your own beer. Analysis out the AJS Tap Handles website for added advice on their services. Addition advantage is Custom Bar Taps, who engraves board tap handles.
No amount which blazon of beer tap handles you use, I’m abiding you’ll acquisition they are abounding times bigger than the bargain artificial handles that appear with your kegerator. Try award a different tap handle that apparel your personality, or fits the blazon of beer you’ve got on tap.
Your accompany won’t accept to ask you which beers you’re confined anymore. And speaking of serving… Do you accept the right glasses to serve your beer in?
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