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Old 01-10-2007, 03:22 AM   #1
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I have written on a piece of masking tape the 5 gal and 5.5gal mark and them covered it with clear shipping tape. works ok does anyone have a better way to label the glass?

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Old 01-10-2007, 03:31 AM   #2
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a China marker will help you avoid the hassle of getting any glue off that stays with old masking tape.

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Old 01-10-2007, 04:01 AM   #3
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cheap ball-chain (dog-tag chain) with alligator clips attached to an index card. (You know, the chains that hold the little napkin around your neck when you go to the dentist)

I've never done this, but I've seen it, and it looked pretty good. You can write name of the beer, date brewed/racked, etc. all on the index card.

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Old 01-10-2007, 12:17 PM   #4
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cheap ball-chain (dog-tag chain) with alligator clips attached to an index card. (You know, the chains that hold the little napkin around your neck when you go to the dentist)

I've never done this, but I've seen it, and it looked pretty good. You can write name of the beer, date brewed/racked, etc. all on the index card.
Excellent idea! Considering my brewery name, I should do dog tags.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:31 PM   #5
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I just use the blue masking tape that's about 2.5 inches wide and a sharpie. Works on my carboys, buckets, & kegs and peels off without any hassles.

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I know my carboys. After all that effort brewing, I know the sound and smell of my young brews. It helps if we get separated.

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I thought he was asking about labeling the water level... I have seen people use a dremel and a sanding drum to etch the glass at each gallon level... I'm about to do this to my fermenters since the tap keeps coming off...

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I thought he was asking about labeling the water level... I have seen people use a dremel and a sanding drum to etch the glass at each gallon level... I'm about to do this to my fermenters since the tap keeps coming off...

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I would HIGHLY suggest that you DO NOT do that. You'll create weak points in the glass. You'll eventually develop cracks or it might just break.
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I thought he was asking about labeling the water level... I have seen people use a dremel and a sanding drum to etch the glass at each gallon level... I'm about to do this to my fermenters since the tap keeps coming off...

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NO NO NO NO NO, Don't do that. You'll create points that are ripe for stress fractures and thermal cracks.

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I know my carboys. After all that effort brewing, I know the sound and smell of my young brews. It helps if we get separated.
What if you get separated from your brews early in their life?? Do they imprint on the first person they see???
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