Wooden lambic cradle "preorder"

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by huckyourmeat, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. huckyourmeat

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    Some of you have seen pictures of the lambic cradles that I have made. I'm planning on making another round of them sometime shortly after the holidays. If you're interested, throw your name on the list on the google doc at http://goo.gl/4PlPCf .

    I won't be collecting money until I'm ready to start cutting wood and if you change your mind between now and then, no big deal. Just trying to get an idea of interest. Please feel free to share the link outside of this site as well!

    Pictures can be seen at http://goo.gl/GJQhzP.

    If Gene et. al. would prefer that I not post this here, please feel free to delete!
     
  2. lurchingbeast

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    Classy as fuck. If the holidays werent a bad financial time (Bourbon County, not gifts for family) I'd be down.
     
  3. montrealbcr89

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    For some reason, the pictures aren't working for me?
     
  4. 1v1willwreku

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    Please tell me you use some vintage ass wood working tools to make these
     
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  7. huckyourmeat

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    Thanks for the compliments. Payment will likely come after the holidays, so if you're interested, go ahead and put your name down. Even if you change your mind between now and then, it's not a big deal. Basically, once I reach a decent number of "preorders", I'll reach out to everyone to confirm actual interest.
     
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  8. huckyourmeat

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    My hands are pretty old these days. I also used a chisel at some point...
    Thanks...I copied the link from a FB post I made. Didn't realize that FB embedded it as a redirect post!
     
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  9. stupac2

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    Yeah FB and google love to do that shit. It's fucking terrible.
     
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  10. SeaWatchman

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    I'll say the same thing I said on the book of faces: I really can't recommend these things enough. The 750ml cradles are awesome, but the 375 is where it's at because seriously, who has 375ml baskets on hand? I might need to get some more.
     
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  11. domtronzero

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    I have one of each coming Friday and I couldn't be more stoked! I love the wicker lambic basket that I got from crossamich but I saw one of these that Forgetfu had at GABF and it was really well made. Looking forward to the real deal.
     
  12. Jaminjohnson

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    Look nice, what's a rough price estimate on these?
     
  13. SeaWatchman

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    I have several "tradtional" ones that I got online in various places but these are definitely nicer. Worth the price if you're serious about your lambeakes
     
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  14. huckyourmeat

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    $60 for the 750, $45 for the 375. The 750 ones have a barrel stave handle that I hand carve. The 375s are small enough to grip with your hand.

    Cheers and thanks for the questions/compliments!
     
  15. Jnorton00

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    How many BJ units does that translate to?
     
  16. franch

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    has anyone here used these? i was somewhere where someone had a wicker one and a wooden one and the wooden one sucked. it was too big and the bottle almost fell out every time it was poured unless someone held the bottle down.
     
  17. SeaWatchman

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    Did you read the thread?

    ....serious question
     
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  18. franch

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    no :(
     
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  19. huckyourmeat

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    I'll answer, though it's probably safe to say that I'm a little biased.

    I created the boxes from scratch and I created a custom template for all three sizes (yes, I do 1.5L baskets, too!). I also "designed" (read: cut some chunks of wood) a system with wedges and spacers to help accommodate the variety of bottle sizes and shapes out there. Using that system, I have yet to find a bottle that doesn't fit into the box very snugly (though one or two, like Armand 4, are too wide to fit). I always use only the handle when pouring out of the 750 and the bottle doesn't move around at all.
     
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  20. huckyourmeat

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    Not currently soliciting BJs but we might work something out around reubens...
     
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