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Wood Liquor Dispenser

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I saw this today and thought it would be pretty cool to make a version of this myself ... my questions are what should I use for piping? how clean will this be for long term use? I guess depending on your piping you can screw your spigot into it like they did? Would the brass turn green or effect the taste of the alcohol? 

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The alcohol should be self cleaning, so to speak, I don't think it will react with any common plumbing material, so you should be fine, safety wise, and I think the outside of those fittings won't be affected by the booze either. I'd say do it.

Just make sure the spigot is high enough to get the tallest glass you expect to use under it easily enough and make sure the whole thing is stable enough. I imagine people using this one handed (with the other on their glass). In that case, you don't want them pulling thing over when they try to turn the spigot on or off. Possibly think about some sort of wall cleat or other system to stabilize it? Maybe just rough one out of scraps and see if that is necessary, may be over kill.

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I would do some research, but my first choice is stainless, then copper, and then plastic.  Looks like it would be fun to make.  All of the old westerns used whiskey as disinfectant for everything from bullet holes to babies.  Why worry about cleaning?:D

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I second K Cooper on being concerned about stability - maybe do a set of two or three dispensers (gin and tonic anyone?) and have them all attached to a large flat base? It would make the whole piece a lot more stable.

 

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Ya I'm thinking the inside is like a water cooler at the office. Where the basin fills up to the bottle and then stops. Just need to find some stainless steel parts lol

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Check out an online restaurant supply outlet.  Do some snooping around there site you might find some useful parts that will work for your internal operation.

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Check out an online restaurant supply outlet.  Do some snooping around there site you might find some useful parts that will work for your internal operation.

Oh that's a good idea. I'll take a look.

Pretty good idea but just was trying not to have to hang it

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What do y'all think that black thing is that the bottle goes into? That looks the easiest to build and just put it in a wood box

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Bottles have really funky threading. I would guess the black is something flexible for a friction fit. 

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Bartenders pour spouts fit inside the neck maybe rubber tubing would fit over those. I would definitly not use galvanized parts with booze. Brass, copper , plastic or stainless 

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You could get real fancy and connect multiple bottles together and produce mixed drinks from a single tap. Use different diameter tubing to control the mixture, possibly add small internal ball valves for fine tuning when needed.

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Just put the bottles on the bar each with a long plastic tube.  One tube for straight and two or more for mixed drinks.  Just wipe the ends before each use. :D

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Most of the ones I've seen, wood and granite, have no internal piping at all.    Whiskey is aged in wooden barrels, so if you use the right wood, there won't be any contamination issue.   If you want to get real fancy, you could char the inside of the wood with a blow torch, like the barrels.  That carbon might also help filter out more impurities from the whiskey.     Then just attach the spigot so it doesn't leak.  In the pic it looks like they just screwed it into the wood, presumably over a rubber gasket. 

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