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Old 10-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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I had a bit of an awkward situation today when my brother came around to try my newest brew and when he opened it his words were "what the heck this is the weirdest beer Iv ever tried but I like it tastes a lot like Apple" I just looked at him thinking he must have the weirdest taste in the world because I had tried it earlier and it was nothing like the explained so I tried his to find out what he was talking about and to my surprise it was very fruity just like apple and I then realized it was a cider I had brewed I didn't look at what was written on the lid as an easy mistake from looking at the bottle as you can see from the photo on the left is beer and on the right is cider

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Time to join us in the "show us your label" thread!

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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Oh by the way left is beer right is cider and I have no special labeling way I just abbreviate on the lid

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Yeah, I'd start some sort of labeling system. Even painter's tape if you don't want to have to take off the labels again later.

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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I usually mark the caps with a sharpie beofre they go in the fridge. But designing labels for gifts is half the fun!

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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I write the date of bottle on the lid so then I can look and corrispond that date to exactly what's on it in another book

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #7
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Pour both of them together in a glass...


BAM!


Red's Apple Ale!

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Different types of bottles, different colored caps, and a spreadsheet to keep track of everything.... ie...
tall brown orange | English Bitter
short brown silver | Belgian Trippel
Grolsch green | Ale - Munich, etc...

My goal is to speed the process up... Labeling everything would add time to the process... but I do like the idea of labeling, even with tape or a sharpie. I'm just too darned lazy to do it.

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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The even easier solution is to not bottle the beer in clear bottles.

Light will not skunk the cider, but it will skunk the beer.

Then come up with a system to track what the beer is that is in the dark brown bottle (like code numbers on the cap or labels on the bottle).

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I use the colored round stickers for garage sales or whatever and just write the name and date bottled

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