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Old 10-23-2011, 11:54 PM   #11
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i also put a number on my caps, no labels on the bottles.

the number is my batch number. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. it is written on a piece of masking tape. i can go to my brew log if i want more details on what #5 means.
out of curiosity, why bother with the masking tape? A sharpie will write just fine on bottle caps.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:54 PM   #12
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I actually produce a label with autocad that I stick to my caps. I include IRB (Indian run brewery) the beer name and crucial statistics (starting gravity, final gravity, ibus, and abv). Pretty happy with the system as I can get the benefits of a label without having to scrape it off later. I also get 4 cases of labels out of one 8.5x11 label sheet. It does kind of suck cutting out all the circles but if I was so concerned about time and effort I wouldn't be a homebrewer anyway.

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:02 AM   #13
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I use Avery labels and print them out. Beer name, ABV and date bottled. I like the idea of batch number!

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:22 AM   #14
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I usually write the brew initials

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:31 AM   #15
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What number Avery labels do you use? Are the labels circular so you can peel and stick?

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I use Avery labels and print them out. Beer name, ABV and date bottled. I like the idea of batch number!
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:53 AM   #16
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I use
http://www.staples.com/Avery-Print-o...product_166132

I currently write initials but may move to printing on the labels using the following template
http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Tem...osoft-Word.htm

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:57 AM   #17
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They are Avery 5408 3/4 round. There are 24 labels per sheet and 42 sheets in a package for $7 at staples. Works great and takes 5 minutes to write label and print!

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:08 AM   #18
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What's a bottle cap?

Now ask me about my tap handles!

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:09 AM   #19
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I do different signs. A slash, an X, a dot, a triangle, a square. Different colored caps and differnt colored markers and the variations are endless. Put them in my brew log so I can easily look up the ones that have been aging for a while.

Simple and easy.

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:19 AM   #20
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One thing I've always loved about homebrew is that one can make it as simple or complex as you want, as long as you're having fun.

I like to think up witty/stupid names for all my beers, and design labels. I have nearly as much fun labelling my bottles as I do brewing the beer

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