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Old 01-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #11
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Awesome tip KT. That one will have to make it into my next "What I've Learned" blog post!

I'll check that site out this afternoon, Homebrewdad.

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:23 AM   #12
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Use milk as an adhesive (yes, milk). Just wet the backs of the labels (regular printer paper is fine, glossy paper is better) slightly with some milk and press against the bottle and hold there for a few seconds. It holds really well and a couple minute soak in hot water and they slip right off the bottle.
I can vouch for this method - it really works!

Immediately after applying the labels, they'll appear quite wrinkly (because the label is wet). But after it dries out, it smoothes out quite nicely. I can't believe it works, but it does.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:11 AM   #13
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Milk is for people who haven't tried gelatin yet.

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Old 01-20-2013, 04:43 AM   #14
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Milk is for people who haven't tried gelatin yet.
Or for people who readily have milk available and can't say the same for gelatin
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:06 AM   #15
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As a homebrewer I have learned to always have gelatin available. Gelatin and IPA. Actually, I've only done it once and won't be going back to glue sticks (which I used after milk). With the gelatin it actually gets stronger as it gets colder. Meaning if you use decent paper you can actually keep the brews in the cooler. Put the label under hot water and it falls right off.

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I assume with either pseudo-adhesive, I just brush the stuff on the back of the label and slap it right on (no top coat)?

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Very stupid question, but as I've never used gelatin before in my homebrew escapades, would one simply look up gelatin on any of the popular homebrew supply sites and that's what you get?

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I was thinking it's just plain gelatin that you can pickup at any grocery store.

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As a homebrewer I have learned to always have gelatin available. Gelatin and IPA. Actually, I've only done it once and won't be going back to glue sticks (which I used after milk). With the gelatin it actually gets stronger as it gets colder. Meaning if you use decent paper you can actually keep the brews in the cooler. Put the label under hot water and it falls right off.
I'm guessing you'd use plain unflavored gelatin from the supermarket. But what proportion of water to gelatin are we talking about? And what should the water temp be?
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Very stupid question, but as I've never used gelatin before in my homebrew escapades, would one simply look up gelatin on any of the popular homebrew supply sites and that's what you get?
I buy mine in bulk at the Bulk Barn (do they have those in the US?). I just buy a big scoopful and it lasts me years, and is super-cheap.
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