Not too many years ago, homebrewing was "pioneered" by individuals who loved the craft but had few options when obtaining equipment. They did not have engineering companies or huge stores to buy the contraptions to make beer - better and easier to create. These men and women had to engineer and build their own equipment. Many of these home-built implements have become commonplace in the homebrew world and can now be purchased pre-made at significant prices. This is great for those who, for whatever reason, don't or can't build their own equipment. However, for those with a few tools, creative and mechanically inclined minds, (also those who just want to save a buck) here a some projects that could help homebrewers make their equipment truly their own.