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ericd 08-29-2008 06:14 PM

Easiest labeling solution for relabeling?
 
So whats the best way to lable your bottles so you don't have to spend forever peeling off the old ones or erasing them every time you rebottle?

JustDave 08-29-2008 06:16 PM

Don't label them :)

But really though, I just label the caps. The people who I give beer to haven't complained about the lack of label yet, and I certainly don't care whether it has a label or not. Just a few letters on the cap to let me know what's inside the bottle.

I plan on making labels for my mead when it's bottled .... just because it's a special thing.

kpellicone 08-29-2008 07:57 PM

I think the easiest way for labeling bottles is to use the "milk" method. I print my labels to my work's color laser jet printer using standard paper and paste them with milk. Just cut your labels accordingly and with a pastry brush, or a bbq brush, slap some milk on the back and stick it right to the bottle. I have used the whole milk, not sure about skim, 2% etc... Works everytime ! Then when you are finished, just soak them in regular H2O and the labels come right off. :)

TheJadedDog 08-29-2008 08:04 PM

I use a glue stick and regular old laser printer paper. I use the laser printer so it won't run, cut out the labels, and use the glue stick. I occasionally get problems of labels peeling off prematurely, but not usually. When it's time for them to come off I just peel them right off. It does leave some glue residue but it's nothing that 5 minutes in an OxyClean bath won't take care of and then, hey, my bottles are clean too.

ericd 08-29-2008 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustDave (Post 825096)
Don't label them :)

But really though, I just label the caps. The people who I give beer to haven't complained about the lack of label yet, and I certainly don't care whether it has a label or not. Just a few letters on the cap to let me know what's inside the bottle.

I plan on making labels for my mead when it's bottled .... just because it's a special thing.

Hmm, thanks, but any ideas for flippy top bottles? Do you think china marker would rub off?

dp69_2001 09-01-2008 07:45 AM

Hey, milk is a fantastic labeling method. It sticks so well it looks like you bought it from a store, when it's ready to come off, warm water will make it basically fall off. (with an inkjet printer, be careful not to get it too wet)

millstone 09-01-2008 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericd (Post 825442)
Hmm, thanks, but any ideas for flippy top bottles?

On those bottles I make my labels 1"x3 1/8" and apply them from the top of the neck over the metal parts, has a look of a seal.

tom

TurboBrew 09-04-2008 01:34 AM

Wow, milk? Does it ever smell? And you just soak the paper in it?

mr_goodwrench 09-04-2008 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kpellicone (Post 825331)
I have used the whole milk, not sure about skim, 2% etc... Works everytime !

Brilliant!! A reason to get whole milk past SWMBO!! Ever since my last cholesterol test, its been nothing but skim!!:mad:

dp69_2001 09-04-2008 05:44 AM

no, just brush it lightly on the back


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