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Old 03-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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So i was all set for making these incredible labels after being so inspired by the work people here have done... and then i started removing labels to save bottles for bottling.

Oh h*** no... i've learned that i absolutely, 100% LOATH cleaning bottles.

So i compromised.

My labels are kind of a throwback to Tax Stamps on bottles. Easy to design, easy to print and very easy to get off the bottles. I use three full sheet label stickers to duplicate and print... then cut them all quickly with my wifes hobby straight-line paper cutter board thingy. After capping, i simply wrap them across the top of the cap and down the sides of the neck.

Hope you guys like 'em.

My first brew and only Mr. Beer kit was
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My second brew was a partial mash "House Brown Ale" called "Brown House Ale" yeah it was late and had to pick a name.
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Third was a modified Stella clone inspired by a friend of mine named Todd... hence "Fleet Street Ale" for Sweeney Todd.
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And tomorrow i'll be brewing Cygnus, my first all-grain beer - guiness inspired.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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Really cool art, those would make cool handles for taps too.

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Really cool art, those would make cool handles for taps too.
Thanks! Yeah i have alot of plans, taps included... first step is to finish out my keggle conversions so i can do some REAL brewing. At the moment i'm stuck with 2 gal batches but that will change soon mwahahahahaha.

Here are some picks of the actual stamp in use.

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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Brilliant!

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That is an incredible idea! I'm stealing it!

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Thanks bchurch

I'll probably be doing bigger labels for bottles i give away but these are just too easy to remove to do it all the time... for me anyway. Much respect to the guys and gals that fully label all their bottles.

Steal away sKafifer. I guess i stole it from the gov'ment so i can't really call rights

Edit: Figured id throw the tools and stock up here.

Circut paper trimmer: http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...2/product.html My wife has a circut trimmer like this. I can cut the stock into 12 to 15 labels in about 4 minutes.

Label Stock: Any mega department store should have what youre looking for. "Full Sheet Shipping Labels" They are just a whole sheet of sticker stock without any cutouts.

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What program did you use to design those. They look great!!!

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Great idea, mind if I use it

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What program did you use to design those. They look great!!!
Thanks! Used Photoshop CS.

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This seem to be the ideal balance between the (IMO) too small cap-top labels and full-on labels. I'll definitely be adopting these ASAP.

And cool labels too!

Bryan

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