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Old 10-19-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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I made up some neat, relatively permanent copper tags for my hops using copper sheeting I bought from a local metal supply. The copper cost me $8.40, but the sheet's original purpose was to space the coils of my immersion chiller (this is what I did with the scrap).

I got this idea from pilotdane: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/2009...ml#post1326163

I bought a stamp set from HF and stamped the hops names into the copper (I clamped a 2x4 on top to line it up). The letters are 1/4" high and centered on the 3/4" tag. I folded an additional 1/4" around the back to give it a little more strength. To attach the 10 AWG wire, I fluxed the wire and a line on the back of the tag and soldered it with a propane torch.



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Old 10-19-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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Nice touch.

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Old 10-19-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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Nice job and it looks they will last quite sometime

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This is awesome. Kudos.

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Old 10-20-2009, 12:19 PM   #5
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Very rustic. I wish i had the patience for something like that.

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Nice looking lables. I am sure they will still be readable in a hundred years. Mine have tarnished but they are still easy to read and look great in the garden.

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Did they oxidize green or just tarnish?

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They have just tarnished. There was a slight haze of green in the lower right of this one but much of it wiped off with my finger. I think really good green takes a long time or chemicals.

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