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Old 01-01-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default do you record date by brew date or bottling/kegging date?

I thought it made more sense to put the brewing date on my bottle labels, thinking that it's the brew date that determines when a beer will start getting stale... but then I realized that almost all commercial beers have a "bottled on" date, not a brew date.

What do you put on your labels? Why?

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Old 01-01-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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I always use the "brew date" for any reference. Besides, there is no chance of my beer going stale. It is lucky I leave it alone long enough to mature before the keg kicks.....

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Old 01-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #3
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I use both dates on my labels.

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I put brew date, IBU, ABV and malts used...


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I put bottling date on my bottles, since that's the only one I care about when holding a bottle... "has this been bottled long enough to drink?"

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Hard to read labels in the kegger, no light. I always go by the brewing date.

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I put both. I have tags with metal twisties that I use from brew to blow. Put one on the carboy with date, name, etc. and move the tag to secondary, keg, or whatever and simply add the next info with my sharpie.....

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The only real thing I use to record is BeerSmith, and it goes my brew date, therefore so do I.

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I put both. I have tags with metal twisties that I use from brew to blow. Put one on the carboy with date, name, etc. and move the tag to secondary, keg, or whatever and simply add the next info with my sharpie.....
Sounds like someone needs to take a picture....
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I do a little label on the carboy with name, brew date, & OG. When it goes to the keg I make another label with all of the info from the carboy tag and I add the FG, kegged date, and ABV. Once I have my chalkboard top on the Keezer I'll also record the information there along with the IBU's (this is when I'll learn all about IBU's.)

Eventually I'd like to also keep everything in a spreadsheet, but I believe BeerSmith and the other softwares have a recording system to them, so I might just wait until I'm ready for some software.

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