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Old 06-24-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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Still a newbie and have some free time while i wait for the first two batches. I was just wondering what type of labels most of you use for your wine/beer? Do you buy the labels specifically made for this purpose? Or, do you just buy some Avery or Brand X labels at WMT or the office supply store?

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:20 AM   #2
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I used to use labels from OnlineLabels.com. They sell removable labels that are great for bottles. I use Avery Design Pro and Gimp to design the labels.

The labels are easily removable as long as you do it while they're dry. If you try while they're wet, you're in for a treat.

Also, I'll tell you the same thing I was told when I first started brewing. Don't waste your time. Some people love doing it, as I did. But after awhile, it gets really boring always having to label 50+ bottles. I just use little sticker dots on my caps. I mark IBU's, ABV, and what kind of beer it is.

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Old 06-25-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I will check it out.

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Old 06-25-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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I print out labels on a color laser printer and attach them with a glue stick. Just use regular printer paper.

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as others have said, i used to print more labels, now i just mark the caps and use a laser printer with regular paper and scotch tape when i want to add labels when i give them as gifts.

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Post It's or tape/paper. I'm just to lazy for anything else.

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Neato beer labels are what I use

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uhh.... labels??? I use a sharpie and a abbreviation on the cap.

ie: belgian wit = wit
Vienna/Northern Brewer smash = VNB
porter = P
etc.....

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I've done a bunch of ways. Best so far was an inkjet on Avery labels, but still had something to do desired. I haven't really bottled in a while, due to have a kegerator, but will have to soon again. (Making too much beer!)

I'll be trying Revvy's hanging tags, and also maybe using the color laser and adhering with milk method. Just print out and use paper cutter to get a squarish label.

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uhh.... labels??? I use a sharpie and a abbreviation on the cap.

ie: belgian wit = wit
Vienna/Northern Brewer smash = VNB
porter = P
etc.....
Same here. I just write the batch number with a sharpie on the cap, so I know what's in there.
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