*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Call me lazy, labels are a pain
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-26-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
Liberty97045
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 24
Default Call me lazy, labels are a pain

I tried labels one time and thought "What was I thinking" as I scraped them off in the sink so I could re-use the bottles.

I started writing the description & date on the cap. Call me lazy or just practical, I just don't see the point in labels for home brew.

__________________
Liberty97045 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
shataway
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Palm Beach
Posts: 217
Default

I hear you. I bought some labels but never used for fear of having to remove them!

__________________
shataway is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
BobC
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 269
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I'm just as lazy. That's a lot of work just to make your bottle look pretty.

__________________
BobC is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
tryn2brew
On the road again
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Azle/Wichita, TX/KS
Posts: 108
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I print on 3/4" round stickers from my printer, and stick on the cap. Faster for me than writing on each cap, and readable. I stand the bottles in a cooler with ice in between and the caps above the ice level so it is easy for folks to choose their beer. They are also different colors, so I can just say "grab me one with the yellow sticker".

__________________
tryn2brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
aidan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Posts: 363
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I didn't bother with labels either until recently. I just marked each bottle with the batch number. That was fine for the first 10 batches or so but then I started to forget what each batch was, so I decided to start some simple labelling. My approach is cheap, easy and no problem removing labels. I made a template that prints 6 labels per sheet of regular computer paper. Just print and cut out and stick them on to the bottles with glue stick. Then to remove them you just soak in water and they fall off completely, easy! See my writeup here: http://beerandgarden.com/getting-all-fancy/

__________________

Blogging about the experiences of a new home brewer at BeerAndGarden.com

"Pursue Hoppiness With Diligence"
aidan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
DWavs
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Middletown, Virginia
Posts: 197
Liked 5 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tryn2brew View Post
I print on 3/4" round stickers from my printer, and stick on the cap. Faster for me than writing on each cap, and readable. I stand the bottles in a cooler with ice in between and the caps above the ice level so it is easy for folks to choose their beer. They are also different colors, so I can just say "grab me one with the yellow sticker".
That's what I do. They are round, go through the printer, and fit on the cap. Makes life grand!
__________________
DWavs is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
homebrewdad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,075
Liked 327 Times on 244 Posts
Likes Given: 230

Default

Disclaimer: I am not criticizing anyone for using sharpies or stickers. Whatever works for you! With that being said...

I may be in for a rude awakening, being a noob and all, but I'm of the opinion that I'm going to all of this effort to make great beer... I want it to look great, too.

To that end, I have an artist friend doing up custom graphics for my labels, and I've bought custom bottle caps from bottlemark.com. I got he notice today that my caps are shipping, and I'm stoked.

We'll see how I feel after having to peel labels later.

__________________
Homebrew Dad - blogging about making my own beer and raising a lot of kids.
Check out the priming sugar calculator and the beer calorie calculator.

Fermenting: nothing
Lagering: Swarthy Satyr (traditional bock)
Bottled: Royal Goblin (Hoppy Hobgoblin rendition), Treasure Type "T" (oatmeal toffee stout), Enchantress (big Irish red ale), Frostfire (Oktoberfest), Thundersmoke brown ale
homebrewdad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
dstamper441
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: , Northern KY
Posts: 102
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I use a Sharpie on the cap- AA for American Ale. etc. Been doing it that way for years. If the labels fall off on their own, so much the better.

__________________
dstamper441 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #9
Brewskii
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Williamsburg, Va
Posts: 1,155
Liked 113 Times on 64 Posts

Default

That's why I use these
http://www.freshpreserving.com/image...ableLabels.jpg

Decidedly low- tech and disappear after a few seconds hot water rinse.

__________________
Brewskii is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #10
strambo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 598
Liked 50 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Heh, I get my 7yo brewing assistant to write the beer initials on the cap w/ a sharpie. I print 1 label sheet and stick them on w/ milk for any bottles I give away.

__________________
strambo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lazy brewer Fatboy5000 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-18-2012 02:35 AM
I'm lazy, will this work? KMKsuburbannoise Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 12-07-2010 01:32 AM
Too lazy to bottle. Chudz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 07-09-2010 12:54 AM
Lazy Brewer flyingwmelon Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-02-2010 02:47 AM
Lazy way to brew? daisyflower Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 04-15-2010 01:09 PM