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Old 10-29-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Marking bottles

I'm curious how people are marking their bottles to track which batch is in each. With 3 or 4 on the go, it's pretty easy to mix them up once they're in the fridge.

With glass bottles and crown caps, I've been using a sharpie to mark the cap. With PET bottles, different colour elastics around the necks because I reuse the caps, and don't want to mark them up.

Any other ideas?

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Old 10-29-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Like you - sharpie on the cap.

I had looked into using wine bottle neck labels sprayed with the blackboard paint.

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Old 10-29-2009, 07:56 PM   #3
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I don't bottle much any more, but I'm somewhat graphically inclined so what I did was buy sheets of 1" round label stickers and I'd print a logo for the beer on the sticker sheets. They're a hair bigger than the bottle caps themselves but close enough for government work, and for me it was more fun than using a sharpie.

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Old 10-29-2009, 08:29 PM   #4
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I label mine but I have no life.

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Old 10-29-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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I'm a sharpiecapper as well.

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I just sharpiecapped my first batch. I'll probably just continue to do that for a while. Maybe down the line a bit, I'll make some labels when I'm gifting, but not until I'm sure I've got a decent brew to slap it on!

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Old 10-29-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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Painter's tape and a sharpie.

Like this :-)

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Dollar store has 'labels' that are small round stickers....about 5 or 6 different colors in each package, and there's always the white ones too...i use them, or just a sharpie.

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Sticky dots and a Sharpie.

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:56 PM   #10
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Little white circle stickers from Staples. Sometimes I can talk the wife into printing me out some... But usually.... I keep my bottled brews in beer cases. I write on the case with a sharpie..(Date and brew). When I rotate a couple to the fridge (take one out...put one in...I keep about 3 of each in the beer fridge...) I just ID them with a sharpie on the cap......

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