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Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-03-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,710
Posted By kurtism
i made sake several months ago and it is almost...

i made sake several months ago and it is almost all gone. it had a great grapefruit flavor to it.

i used 20# traditional nikishi rice, steamed and treated with koji to turn the sugars fermentable...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-03-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,159
Posted By kurtism
while these complete set-ups are awesome, its...

while these complete set-ups are awesome, its just not in my budget. I have plans drawn up to turn parts I have at home into a press...just need the time to actually build it now...

congrats on...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By kurtism
if it isn't growing in size and just floating...

if it isn't growing in size and just floating there, it is likely pulp or perhaps some crap you missed in washing/sanitizing. as long as it isn't alive and growing, it is probably fine.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By kurtism
it is wrong that upon reading your post, i...just...

it is wrong that upon reading your post, i...just for a second...thought of mixing some gordon's or some cheap $15 vodka into a batch and bottling it in a wine bottle?

this is what i'm going to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-03-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By kurtism
the ingredients are...as listed water hfcs...

the ingredients are...as listed

water
hfcs (which i have successfully fermented with before...i.e. i made a small batch and added no sugar and still ended up with about a 4.5% beverage using...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By kurtism
Juice ingredients list ... while it ferment?

Hi-

Was at a friend's house who made me a drink with dark rum and some type of juice. It was good and I told them that the berry flavor might make a good wine. Apparently, they bought me six...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,894
Posted By kurtism
doesn't welch's white grape concentrate have...

doesn't welch's white grape concentrate have metabisulfite in it...doesn't that affect the fermentation process?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-26-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By kurtism
so....here is my issue. i don't like pumpkin or...

so....here is my issue. i don't like pumpkin or pumpkin pie. i do however enjoy flavored ales and have had a local microbrew pumpkin ale that was quite good. I think shipyard is somewhat bland as...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By kurtism
i bottled a stout but never carbed it so when I...

i bottled a stout but never carbed it so when I decided to keg it, i siphoned it out of each bottle into the keg. i blasted the keg every 5 bottles with a bit of CO2. the only issue i had was that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By kurtism
The time has come....to build a kegerator from scratch

With all the guidance here and on other forums, I'm in the planning phase of taking apart my college mini fridge and a building a new insulated box to hold 3 corney kegs.

though some of you make...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-15-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 717,640
Posted By kurtism
photoshop filters can be your friend...to make...

photoshop filters can be your friend...to make the picture of a real whale more inline with the theme of the label. with no other photographic elements on the label, the center image doesn't blend...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-15-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By kurtism
sharpie ink comes off easily with 70%...

sharpie ink comes off easily with 70% ethanol...fyi
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-12-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By kurtism
i think it is a very weak and predictable theme. ...

i think it is a very weak and predictable theme. it would probably make a strong and striking label, but the names/theme aren't inspired. it may get old fast and you could get stuck having to...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-12-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By kurtism
scale of 1-10....its a 2. try again please. ...

scale of 1-10....its a 2. try again please. this time, don't be so beholden to an image and look at how titles are overlaid on other labels.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-07-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By kurtism
Strawberry Fields of Dreams

Strawberry Fields of Dreams
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-07-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By kurtism
i am not a fan of using commercial images and...

i am not a fan of using commercial images and actors/characters on labels but i see where you are going because of the name.

i would justify the text block on the left for balance.

so for this...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-06-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By kurtism
what is a label if not a sticker? any graphics...

what is a label if not a sticker? any graphics design firm can make it and should have the resources to get them printed. this really isn't a hard thing to do as long as you are paying someone.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-05-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By kurtism
i use standard avery labels and they print fairly...

i use standard avery labels and they print fairly matte.

the online store, onlinelabels.com has stuff for beer that they particularly call matte. see here:...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By kurtism
so i wasted some labels and ink but i re-did the...

so i wasted some labels and ink but i re-did the tagline on the lemonale label so here it is...it just didn't turn out right before. i like this better but i think i might just do something...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-05-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By kurtism
http://thumbnails59.imagebam.com/17821/69d95c17820...

http://thumbnails59.imagebam.com/17821/69d95c178200043.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/69d95c178200043)

just an update on the pineapple wine label. the font choice bothered me
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-05-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By kurtism
what program are you using? if PS, you should...

what program are you using? if PS, you should fit the text to a path rather than line it up by hand. i don't use gimp but it might have such a feature too.

the number 1 "rule" if you will, with...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-05-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By kurtism
i disagree. the font choice is poor because 3...

i disagree. the font choice is poor because 3 drastically different fonts don't match at all and the imagery doesn't match the theme. also, the text block is rather poorly spaced. it is a very...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-01-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By kurtism
there is only 1 rule. make a label worthy of all...

there is only 1 rule. make a label worthy of all your efforts in the brew.

if you want a really commercial look, just follow the rules here: http://www.ttb.gov/beer/labeling.shtml

emulate...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-28-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By kurtism
http://www.collotypedigitallabels.com/Products/kil...

http://www.collotypedigitallabels.com/Products/killerwhitepaper.html

give that a try
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-27-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By kurtism
well that all depends on the shape of the bottle....

well that all depends on the shape of the bottle. a modelo bottle and a bud bottle won't use the same shape/dimensions. it also depends on if you want the label to wrap around fully or not.
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