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Old 04-12-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Graduated Carboy, Why didn't I do this sooner?

I took 15 minutes and $2 worth of vinyl stick on letters to mark one and half gallon levels on my carboy. The same set of stickers are enough to do my two primary 6.5 gallons as well.

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:20 AM   #2
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I did the same thing, except I use glass etching cream to leave permanent marks and numbers on the carboy.

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Old 04-13-2014, 02:12 AM   #3
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I've also thought about using etching cream. My wife has some leftover from a project.

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Etching cream works great. You can get it at your local craft store(Ask your wife/girlfriend. She knows.) You just have to leave it on longer than the manufacturer recommends. I did 10 minutes, and all 7 of my carboys turned out perfect. Now I never have to play around with them again.

There's a thread on here in the DIY section(Try the "search"). It should be real easy/quick for you because you already have your gallons measured...

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That looks like a great solution. I'm worried about mine peeling off over time.

Did you all use stencils? Or just free hand it?


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That looks like a great solution. I'm worried about mine peeling off over time.

Did you all use stencils? Or just free hand it?


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Stencils. They are in the same aisle as the cream. Check the diy section. "Permanent markings to a carboy" or something along those lines...
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