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Bytor1100 04-18-2008 10:04 PM

Marking your carboy
This shows how I etched gallon/half gallon marks on my carboy using glass acid etch.
This is what you need:
1. Carboy
2. Masking tape 1/2" and 1" (or whatever you want, I already had these)
3. Armor Etch Glass etching (got it from Roberts Craft)
4. Flux brush
5. Scrapbooking letter set.
Add a half gallon of water at a time, and mark it with the masking tape. I just centered the 1/2" tape over the water line. Then add your numbers from the stencil set. Then dump out the water.
Add the etching cream with the flux brush and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Wash off the acid with tap water and remove the masking tape.
And that's it
I got a little bleed through with the acid, but my masking tape is pretty old.

TwoHeadsBrewing 04-18-2008 10:14 PM

Whoa! Killer...and is that really a 7 gallon carboy?

Bytor1100 04-18-2008 10:17 PM

It's a 6.5 carboy but you can get 7 in it.

TwoHeadsBrewing 04-18-2008 10:18 PM

Beauty...i have a 6.5 and two 5 gallons. Thanks for the post...I'm going to do this to both of them!

kaptain_karma 04-18-2008 10:20 PM

That looks great man. Is that glass etching cream something you can pick up at a craft store, or do you have to get it somewhere special?

Bytor1100 04-18-2008 10:21 PM

Got it from the craft store. Any of them should have it. It's a pretty common item.

TerapinChef 04-21-2008 06:36 PM

Or you can just be lazy like me and use 3M waterproof medical tape. It doesn't mind being washed, and is really easy to mark with a sharpie.

bigjohnmilford 04-21-2008 06:39 PM

that's awesome. thanks for sharing

jezter6 04-21-2008 06:39 PM

Hmm....I am definately going to have to try this..

Melana 04-21-2008 06:42 PM

I like it! thanks!

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