Homebrewing DIY: Finishing a beer cap bar top w/ epoxy (keezer lid)

IMG_3430After much stalling and waiting for some more beer caps to add variety I finally completed my keezer lid’s beer cap bar top my filling it with clear epoxy. As you’ll see my biggest obstacle was maintaining a sealed border along the back side of the lid which has no wooden lip and a number of caps sticking over its edge. In turn, this video includes both the steps that I took to complete this project and the up and downs of doing so.

Beer Cap Bar Top Tips:

  • Secure all caps with super glue.
  • Seal edges silicon when needed (see my keezer build videos)
  • Do NOT let caps stick over the bar top / keezer lid / table’s edge/s (when no wooden lip is present).
  • Pour clear epoxy mixture (I used Parks Super Glaze: Ultra Gloss Epoxy) in the center of your “bar top” and led it spread out and begin to self level before using a wooden paint stir stick or plastic putty knife to spread it around.
  • Use rubbing alcohol or a lighter to pop air bubbles.
  • After final coat is applied wait a week for the epoxy to completely harden / set before you put beer glasses etc on top of your new beer cap bar top or table.
  • Follow the instructions that come with the epoxy.
  • Watch the above video for the materials that I use for a border and proceed with caution. I assume that my having caps stick over the edge was the main cause for the leakage that I experienced, but I could be wrong.
  • Use rubbing alcohol to remove epoxy from your hands and other surfaces.

I hope this full length video is useful for all those who hope to create a beer cap bar top in the future. Cheers!

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About The Brewed Palate - Barry

NJ (formerly NYC) based home brewer and craft beer enthusiast sharing his brewing and imbibing adventures on thebrewedpalate.com. "Spreading the messages of craft beer one palate at a time."
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