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Old 08-11-2011, 09:54 PM   #51
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Saw this thread and tried it -- works great! I'll never use label stock again.

I used 1% milk, dipped a folded-up paper towel in the milk and "painted" the back of the label. I noticed some of the labels had air pockets between the paper and the glass even after applying the paper perfectly. This morning, I took them out of the fridge and they look flawless -- no bubbles or pockets. Fantastic.

Here's a pic of my label on the bottle

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:41 PM   #52
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Will breast milk work?
Haha, as I read this my four month old is on my lap getting her supper. I'll have to try it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:57 AM   #53
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milk works great if your bottles are staying in the fridge if you want to be able to chill them in an ice bath/esky check out this thread http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f46/esky...labels-224476/

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:17 PM   #54
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This was one of the most easy and helpful hints i have ever found on this forum. Thanks everyone.

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Old 12-24-2011, 12:29 AM   #55
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First let me say I did not look at every reply in this thread. With that said I've just finished labeling my Christmas Ales for the 3rd year. This year I think I may have perfected it. I photocopy the labels at the local office supply store for $.49 per page on paper just shy of card stock. I cut out the labels and I place the labels on a large cutting board and spray them with warm water. This is absorbed by the paper and makes them flexible. I then mist them with a milk/flour solution and place them on the bottles. I wipe across the labels from the center of the label outward with a wet paper towel. Once I have it flat on the bottle I wipe off any milk that has oozed out during the process.

I used to dunk the labels in the milk/flour and let them sit until they got flexible. But that always made a mess on the bottles once they dried and it was tough to scrub off the dried milk. This left essentially no milk on the bottle and looks a lot better.

Here are some of this years batch.

Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-24-2011, 12:47 AM   #56
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It works great, if you haven't tried it, just do it... It works great & no smell. I use the color laser print and plate of milk dip method - perfect !

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:11 PM   #57
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One thing to add to this thread for those using milk. Make sure the bottles are room temperature. When I bottled the last two batches at the same time, I noticed that the labels were falling off of the Christmas ale that I labeled straight out of the refrigerator still cold. Not all of them fell off, but some, which saddened me. The pale ale that I labeled at room temperature stuck just fine. Thought I would share that observation.

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #58
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Just brush a very thin film of milk on the back of the label and it would work just fine.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #59
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The easiest thing I have found to use is a basting brush...



I have several draw paper towels ready and usually stick on a label and use a paper towel to press it into the bottle in two directions away from the center.

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Old 02-28-2012, 02:59 AM   #60
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Hey all...do I just use regular paper (stuff I have is 24#) Thanks!

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