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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-27-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By madcapstudios
I'm thinking about a double-batch of stout, but...

I'm thinking about a double-batch of stout, but it's cold and really windy today. I'm definitely not leaving the house.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-15-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By madcapstudios
Even if you can't get a high res elk, the...

Even if you can't get a high res elk, the dropshadow will help soften the edges.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-13-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By madcapstudios
I really like how you can add one simple element...

I really like how you can add one simple element to the logo character (pipe, wheat, extra mug, etc...) to indicate the style of beer. Keep these coming. I would love to see how the concept...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-13-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By madcapstudios
Nice work. You may want to add a drop shadow or...

Nice work. You may want to add a drop shadow or glow behind the elk to give it some texture. :mug:
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-08-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By madcapstudios
Most of the print-on-demand places like Cafepress...

Most of the print-on-demand places like Cafepress and Zazzle do magnets. Quality is pretty good.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-08-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,433
Posted By madcapstudios
Baby steps. Baby steps. Here's another draft. ...

Baby steps. Baby steps. Here's another draft.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/hopbomber_3.jpg
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-03-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,433
Posted By madcapstudios
Here's a different plane. A little grittier. ...

Here's a different plane. A little grittier.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/hopbomber_2.jpg
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-03-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,433
Posted By madcapstudios
Hop Bomber - label and t-shirt

This is a design I've been messing around with for a label and a possible t-shirt. I'm looking for some feedback. Would you wear this?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/hopbomber.jpg
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-03-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
Here's the newest label. I brewed up a simple,...

Here's the newest label. I brewed up a simple, light pale ale. It didn't really have a strong character, but my friend said, "hey that tastes a little like Red Stripe". So I went with the Jamaican...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-02-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By madcapstudios
You've got a lot of white space inside the oval. ...

You've got a lot of white space inside the oval. I would make the dog's head bigger, maybe even to the point of overlapping the bounds of the oval... OR lose the oval altogether and tighten up the...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-02-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By madcapstudios
+1 on the Blonde! I also like the Rasberry...

+1 on the Blonde!

I also like the Rasberry and ESB labels. Those really coordinate with each other.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-02-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By madcapstudios
I love the Jeffeweizen name. I think it would...

I love the Jeffeweizen name. I think it would "pop" more if the lettering on Jeffeweizen were white, giving you more contrast with the brown background.

Nice work.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,062
Posted By madcapstudios
I bought three matching commercial tap handles...

I bought three matching commercial tap handles off eBay, peeled off the decals, applied magnetic paint to the face, painted them black and BAM I can swap my custom magnet labels to the tap handle...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-25-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
Here's the latest label for my Camelteau Witbier....

Here's the latest label for my Camelteau Witbier. Which do you prefer?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/camelteau.jpg

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/camelteau2.jpg
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-25-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
I print on standard white paper on a high end...

I print on standard white paper on a high end laser printer. I then run those printouts through a Xyron laminator onto a laminated magnet. Then cut to shape.

I'm happy to help anyone else that...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-24-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
Here are the tap handles applied to my 3-tap...

Here are the tap handles applied to my 3-tap kegerator. This was a DIY build using PVC to make a three tap box but that's another story. I wanted to get three handles that matched and the eBay Sam...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-24-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
Alright guys, here's the finished product. ...

Alright guys, here's the finished product.

We'll start with the completed, painted handle with the magnetic label attached. You'll see I scratched the ferrules a little bit trying to take them...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-24-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,163
Posted By madcapstudios
Very nice job. That looks terrific.

Very nice job. That looks terrific.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-07-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
Thanks. I picked up the magnetic paint at Lowes...

Thanks. I picked up the magnetic paint at Lowes (you can get it at Home Depot as well). It's pretty expensive, like $20 for a quart, but we had several other projects around the house where it's...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-07-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
The original tap handles, purchased on eBay,...

The original tap handles, purchased on eBay, before I painted them black and put the magnetic paint on them.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/samtaps.jpg
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-07-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,324
Posted By madcapstudios
DaveBier Tap Handles

I keg my beer and rarely if ever bottle. So instead of designing labels for my bottles, I design tap handles for my kegerator.

I've got three black tap handles with oval facings (former Sam...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-08-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By madcapstudios
+1 This Bulk DME is a powdery sticky mess...

+1 This

Bulk DME is a powdery sticky mess and you'll make a big mess transferring it. Leave it bagged in the shipping box. I do this and only bother to scoop out what I need on brew day.

If...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By madcapstudios
+1 on this. I found some "paddle" shaped ...

+1 on this.

I found some "paddle" shaped handles on eBay. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/thumbs/samtaps.jpg (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=22980)
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By madcapstudios
Yeast Washing - Mason Jars and Grolsch Bottles

So having never done it before, I'm all hot to start washing my yeast and saving it for future batches. I've read up on the tutorials and feel pretty good about that.

Where Do You Get Mason...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-23-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By madcapstudios
If your kegerator can hold three kegs, then you...

If your kegerator can hold three kegs, then you should go ahead and get the 3 tap tower. Otherwise, if you just get a double now, someday you're gonna want that the third tap and you're right back...
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