Beer bottle labels

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Beer bottle labels

Post by toylander » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:49 pm

What does most people do when it comes to labeling bottles?
My brewing friend and I have been using printable sticky labels. They have been ok but not always the easiest to remove. Although the last batch we used low tack labels, hopefully they will be no problem.

Just wondering what everyone else uses.

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Beer bottle labels

Post by LeeH » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:29 pm

A marker pen with the batch number on the crown cap.

I got bored like you scraping off the printed labels.
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Re: Beer bottle labels

Post by mooncat » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:27 pm

Beerlabelizer website for the labels, print them off, cut out, stick on with milk. Works great and simply washes off with hot water. Marvellous!

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Re: Beer bottle labels

Post by toylander » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:58 am

Milk? Really?
Need to try that.

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Re: Beer bottle labels

Post by Rubbery » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:06 am

+1 milk. Yes, it really works.

I print on an inkjet using good quality plain paper (tescos cheap paper does not stick so well). A quick spray with photo printguard stops the ink running if stored in a damp garage.

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Re: Beer bottle labels

Post by Rhodesy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:18 pm

LeeH wrote:A marker pen with the batch number on the crown cap.

I got bored like you scraping off the printed labels.
Likewise, hate bottling. Moving onto kegs but will still bottle some using this method. I have a whiteboard on my brewfridge with the date/grain/hops/style etc which correlates back to the batch number

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Re: Beer bottle labels

Post by Gastronaut » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:00 pm

I love labelling!

I normally find an image I like off google images, then play around with it on photoshop.

To print, I copy and paste them into a word document (normally 8 per sheet), then I use a laser printer (at work... :-$) which makes them more resistant to moisture.

Then cut out and stick to the bottles with milk - yes, it really does work!

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Re: Beer bottle labels

Post by toylander » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:52 pm

Label looks good.

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Re: Beer bottle labels

Post by Gastronaut » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:58 pm

Thanks!

This was the original image: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/23 ... 625f0a.jpg

Just needed a bit of editing, the font was a free download, I think from http://www.1001fonts.com/dyer-arts-and-crafts-font.html
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