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hotspurdotus 07-17-2012 01:02 PM

Dog Tag Labels
 
After labeling my first batch of bottles, I knew I needed a different solution.

I saw this thread on hang tags and gave them a shot. They didn't work for me, but now the wheels were spinning and I hit on an idea that is working for me.

Dog tags! They are simple, sturdy, and reusable. I print out the labels on removable adhesive stickers and secure them with twine. For a full 5 gallon batch I only need around 10 tags; 3 or 4 suffice when I'm just bottling a gallon.

Here are a few pics; let me know what you think.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9...7/IMAG0117.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r...7/IMAG0118.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9...7/IMAG0110.jpg

Warthaug 07-17-2012 01:10 PM

Very cool. I've been using the tax-stamp style label, but your idea is even simpler - and even better - no gluing to the bottle!

Where did you get the tags (the metal bits, not the stickers)?

Bryan

KISS Brew 07-17-2012 01:16 PM

These look awesome. I also want to know where you got the tags!

hotspurdotus 07-17-2012 01:24 PM

There are tons of places online that sell blank dog tags, in every shape and size. I got mine from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i00

These are the labels I'm using

http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Self-Adh...rds=avery+5434

harebearva 07-24-2012 09:10 PM

The dog tags are a great idea. Why not go for the whole look. you can get #3 ball and chain in a bulk spool of 50 feet for around $15 and 100 connectors for about $7. It's a bit more cost but it would be a way cool look!

sheena1014 07-25-2012 03:49 PM

This are by far the coolest label I've ever seen! Do you find that they're falling off or that people are taking them with them? It actually would be a really good souvenier for visitors... "collect all of our dog tags to win a free beer" or something. Just an idea.

Firebat138 07-25-2012 04:22 PM

So stealing this... awesome idea

hotspurdotus 07-26-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harebearva (Post 4276676)
The dog tags are a great idea. Why not go for the whole look. you can get #3 ball and chain in a bulk spool of 50 feet for around $15 and 100 connectors for about $7. It's a bit more cost but it would be a way cool look!

I thought about using the ball chain, but I wasn't going for a military theme so I chose the sissel twine instead.

It would be a sharp look for a military theme, which is ripe for good beer names; Corporal Kolsch, Lieutenant Lager, etc.

hotspurdotus 07-26-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sheena1014 (Post 4278897)
This are by far the coolest label I've ever seen! Do you find that they're falling off or that people are taking them with them? It actually would be a really good souvenier for visitors... "collect all of our dog tags to win a free beer" or something. Just an idea.

The tags are very secure. I don't have much traffic so none of them have gone missing, they are mostly for (1) identifying beers in the cupboard and (2) my own vanity.

I intend to keep one tag from each batch I've bottled to display. The rest I'll recycle.

KISS Brew 07-26-2012 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotspurdotus (Post 4281561)
It would be a sharp look for a military theme, which is ripe for good beer names; Corporal Kolsch, Lieutenant Lager, etc.

Private Porter. Sergeant Stout. Yeah, that could be fun :D


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