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Old 10-24-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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I recently decided that my christmas gifts this year would be of the homebrew variety. I really would love to give out some glasses and half gallon jugs (full of course) with my brewery name on them. Has anyone made an attempt at this before? What are the possible issues? Any advice would be greatly appriciated.

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Old 10-24-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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yes, it works great! I etch my carboys in half gallon incraments... if you want to put names and such on the bottles, then I would get a kit like this which will allow you to make stencils and not have to worry about hte little pieces for inside letters and such.

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Old 10-24-2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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yes, it works great! I etch my carboys in half gallon incraments... if you want to put names and such on the bottles, then I would get a kit like this which will allow you to make stencils and not have to worry about hte little pieces for inside letters and such.
I thought about them, the only trouble is that I'd rather spend the 200 bucks on brewing supplies than one of the kits, just for the "ultiviolet exposure units. "

Anyone know with you can just expose the film with a bright light bulb? I'd love to use the film, but I have enough single purpose gizmo and very little storage space in my loft...

But yeah skipster, I know a couple of brewclubs that glass etch glasswear with their logos and give it as gifts for their tastings. Armour etch is pretty good stuff...I used it years ago.

Also someone on here has a thread for using it to etch measurement units on their carboys.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:05 PM   #4
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For a wedding gift I took 12 fishbowl to a glass shop and had them sandblasted with initials...turned out great. They said it was the best gift the got so its my standby go to gift.

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go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and get "Frosted Glass" spray. a can costs about 6 dollars. make a template to spray. cut it out and then spray and there u go. a low cost solution
i have done this for architecture models in school. it works well

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Got these for Christmas from my awesome wife. I think they turned out great.
The company is that did them also has pitchers and other glassware.


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I'm planning on doing glass etching using this stencil

Making a PhotoEZ Stencil

the "UV Exposure Unit" described above is the sun... so that's free!

Kit is like $50, then you'll need to find glass etching solution.

Also planning on using mine to make some silk-screened t-shirts

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Holy thread resurrection, batman!

Can we use starsan at a strong concentration (or undiluted) to etch glass?

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The etching solution would probably be cheaper than using pure Starsan. And the starsan probably wouldn't work. give it a shot. Put a blob on a glass wait. 20 minutes and rinse it off.

And yes, Ressurection for sure. Why didn't you just start a new thread?

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I still need to buy that kit. I got some mugs made but that itself cost me $50 for 3 mugs, they are nice though!

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