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post #151 of 174 Old 06-17-2014, 01:23 PM
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Im not a fan of high life either but am a big miller lite drinker! And I think the light looks really nice and your bar is amazing! Love your build a lot.
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Im not a fan of high life either but am a big miller lite drinker! And I think the light looks really nice and your bar is amazing! Love your build a lot.
Thanks buddy! I think Lite tastes like swill so clearly we are all in this together in one way or another! :-)
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Yesterday I took shipment of three Berlkline Reno power recliners from HT Outlet (eBay). These chairs were listed as used. Not only could I see no particular wear in the photos, but now in person they look fantastic.

I got these chairs for $728 plus $125 shipping. Couldn't really be more pleased.
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Wow! Those look great and that's an awesome find!
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Thanks I thought so as well. It's "bonded leather" so who knows how well it will hold up, but at that price I don't consider it a huge risk.
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Today I wired one of the storage arms of my theater recliners so that I would have USB for devices and the cradle for my Harmony remote.

More power baby!
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Was recently able to obtain a few other items that my grandfather had in his bar, you will see them both in this picture: The Prager mirror and the Hammond clock, model 341.


You can read more about how I restored the clock here: https://medium.com/@teaching_music/r...k-bc7cd9795d89
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That clock looks awesome! Great read on the restore. Nicely done! I'm very jealous of your bar. I'm still waiting for the cash to be able to begin my bar build. I have the majority of the basement finished minus a few lighting details and the theater is functional now. But I really want to get the bar going! Hopefully by fall I'll be able to get going on it!
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I like clocks, but that thing is cool!
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Wow - you're bar is absolutely beautiful! You definitely inspired me to get started on one!
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Thanks all, it is really enjoyable to use, let me tell you.

Hey, for those of you using Hue lights.... two apps I have been using and really like: Hue Lights (no, that's not the stock Hue app) and Palettes. The first is really great for setting up your groups, scenes, and colors. The second is great for switching easily between scenes and changing the brightness.
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Man, that thing is sweet!!
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Thanks...it's a 1939 Mills Throne of Music
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Brian's Bar Build

Working on my draft beer system. This is a "Keezer" which entails modifying a freezer to accept kegs. The wood collar provides more height for slim kegs and a safe way to drill holes for the hoses.


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Foam should tone down in another day. We'll see!
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I dream some nights about having a remote keg tap in the wall like that!
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I dream of building a bar and have a keg tap built in to it! That is pretty darn slick I must say!
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How long is the run of tubing from keezer to tap? Typically the first pour of a long run will be extra foamy, since the beer in the line has cooled to room temp. Once you get the cold stuff from the keezer, it should tone down the foam, until it warms up again. Do you have anything insulating the tubing? I tried to do some insulation in the neck of my kegerator, and also a sort of copper cooling draw system, but my first pour typically still runs a little more foamy than the ones after. Also depends on the beer.
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How long is the run of tubing from keezer to tap? Typically the first pour of a long run will be extra foamy, since the beer in the line has cooled to room temp. Once you get the cold stuff from the keezer, it should tone down the foam, until it warms up again. Do you have anything insulating the tubing? I tried to do some insulation in the neck of my kegerator, and also a sort of copper cooling draw system, but my first pour typically still runs a little more foamy than the ones after. Also depends on the beer.
They make insulated tubing with coolant inside.

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...l-cid-131.html
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Well that sure is nifty.
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Guys we are all good on day two. The first beer has foam as pictured above, and then perfect. So I've ordered a fan that will circulate the cold air up to the faucets, making them the same temp as the keg. Should solve the "first pour" issue. Will post pics.

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So, here is my solution. I have a 1" run of pvc inside the freezer that is bringing the lowest/coldest air up to the exit point on the side of the freezer where it enters my insulation box (1" Owens Corning) along with my beer hose. I have a small fan mounted on the side of the freezer that is sucking air up the pvc.

There is a center wall in the box running vertically, which essentially creates two ducts, one bring cold air to the taps and then the other return the air flow to the freezer. I have a hole in that center wall that allows the air to pass over to the return duct.

Have to remove tape from the tops when maintenance is needed, then re-tape. I will work on a better long term solution for that.

As you can see, temp in the box is excellent! And theoretically, the air returning back to the freezer should serve to even out the air in the freezer since the whole process starts at the lowest point of the freezer and returns at the highest.


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