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Old 03-12-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default I actually enjoy bottling

Especially when they turn out soooo pretty!

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:37 AM   #2
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Fantastic! Wish I could try one!

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:41 AM   #3
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Wow those bottles look really nice! Can you tell us a little about your process for capping the bottles and making the labels? Good job!

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:45 AM   #4
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Very very nice. Those look great.

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Kewl bottles...ANd awsome labels! Do you have close up pics of the labels? I don't recall seeing them when you've posted some of your work.

I like bottling too...I enjoy the process, it's almost meditative. And I enjoy the hunt for new and unusual bottles to add to my collection of potential homes for my nectars!

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Can you tell us a little about your process for capping the bottles and making the labels?
To cork the bottles, I use a Ferrari Bench Corker. I buy the bottles, corks and cages from my LHBS
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I place a number 7 stopper on the plunger so that I can insure that I only insert the cork about 2/3 the way into the bottle.
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For labels, I design them with a program called Logo Design Studio Pro and print them on bumper sticker stock from Office Depot. The bumper sticker stock is waterproof even with an ink jet printer and they peel right off the bottle without leaving any residue behind.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:27 AM   #7
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Do you have close up pics of the labels?
I have a lot of my labels featured in my gallery.
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That is really cool. I am going to look into that bumper sticker stock. Thanks for info - and great pics!

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Is there any difference in the beer when using larger bottle for Belgians. I've been thinking of getting a bench corker for my Belgian beers, but if aesthetics is the only advantage I'll probably pass.

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Those are some awesome looking labels!

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