Handmade tap handles , some of which feature hand painting, laser-cut metals and hand-carved wood, aren’t cheap. Per- handle costs generally land in the $30-$40 range for custom work. And, while a small brewery may only order a few dozen, big breweries like Miller or Coors will order 100,000, Wolff says. It adds up.
However, all faucet handles and faucets produced in the U.S., even if made by different manufacturers, are interchangeable as they have the U.S. beer industry standard 3/8″-16 UNC threads. Currently there is no adapter piece available for fitting handles with European threads to faucets with U.S. threads or vice versa.
Another great way to get tap handles is through other collectors. You can check in local forums to see if there are other collectors in your area or you can join one of the local groups for tap or beer memorabilia collecting.
Simply screw the beer tap handle onto the beer faucet lever turning clockwise until it is hand tight only. On the beer faucet lever there is an adjusting knob that allows you to align the beer tap handle to your desired location.
The usual spelling is now “draught” in the United Kingdom , Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand and more commonly “draft” in North America, although it can be spelt either way. Regardless of spelling, the word is pronounced /drɑːft/ or /dræft/ depending on the region the speaker is from.
If the tap will no longer open or close then you can buy a replacement head gear or you can get a tap reviver kit. It consists of two brand new tap handles and comes complete with new head gears.
What most of us casually call tap handles are more accurately faucet handles . The tap is that coupler thing that you connect to the keg to get the beer out. The faucet is what carries that beer to your glass. Be that as it may, do-it-yourself handles are fun and easy.