|Project by lumberjoe||posted 07-31-2012 05:52 PM||1149 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I see a lot of the wine balancers on here and always thought that would be a neat little project. One problem – my wife and I don’t drink wine. We do drink beer though. These are not your average 16oz beer bottles. There are just about the same size as a wine bottle. I had to play with the angle quite a bit, but found 32.6 degrees is perfect. These are largely for proof of concept. Now that I know they work, I may make some nicer looking ones
The one in the back is red oak. The beer is very interesting. One of our favorite breweries is called Hitachino Nest Beer. They are located in Japan and some of their brewery was destroyed by the tsunami. This is called the “3 days”. From the label:
”On 11 March 2011, a huge earthquake struck Japan and with it our brewery. Some parts of the brewhouse were damaged, and the brewing tanks were left leaning at an angle.
Completion of the typical mashing period had to be extended to three days until electricity to the brewery was restored.Natural fermentation had already started in the mash tun during these 3 days with lactic acid cultured in our brewery. ”
We don’t plan on drinking there was a very limited supply, and even more limited that made it to our shores
The other beer will be consumed however, one of our favorites as well – Alagash Victoria. That balencer is soft maple. Both are finished with Danish Oil
I can’t wait to make more of these. Great project to bang out while you are waiting for glue or finish to dry