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Old 09-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #41
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Do you have a link for the video you watched?
I don't recall the website off hand. I think I just googled "wax sealing wine bottles" and it was one of the links on the first page of results. It wasn't the most informative video but I just wanted to see someone do it before I tried it myself.

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:33 PM   #42
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #43
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^^^That's the one I watched.

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #44
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:30 AM   #45
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Thanks for the link. I just picked up some of the black wax pellets from my LHBS and will try it soon on my Darklord RIS Clone.

 
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #46
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So I took some of the tips from here and waxed a batch of barleywine a few days ago.
I used "creamy" DIY candle wax(1/2lb) + a red candle wax dye block and 8 glue sticks.
What I got was a mixture that didn't blend very well and took quite a while under heat to get any kind of consistent color. Unfortunately the consistent color I got was a pasty pink. Here are some pictures.




 
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:00 AM   #47
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i waxed my mead bottles and some seemed to not seal could i have had the wax to hot that it melted the seal in the cap

 
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #48
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If crown caps needed to be waxed, they'd have come with wax right along. It's one of those technologies that doesn't really need any help. By the time anything significant makes it in past that seal, any beer in there is probably gone for reasons other than oxygenation.

OTOH, if you just want it to look cool, wax away....... love pulling the wax top off a bottle of Knob Creek.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:42 AM   #49
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I did this today and melted 3 blood red candles down using the soup can/boiling water method. It worked great but it doesn't give the trailing wax down the bottle look I was going for. Still, I definitely think it is more about the look than the functionality. These are gifts for Christmas and I was adding just a tad more touch to them. It will make for a great gift none-the-less.
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:25 AM   #50
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The wax used to seal bottles, and candle wax or other waxes are NOT The same thing I do not think. I have waxed 3 batches of beer and when you remove the wax it is more brittle than candle wax almost plasic feeling. It is easy to do...quick...not expensive and it does look cool. Just buy the wax pellets from the LHBS and melt em in something you don't wanna keep. Dip the bottle in and take it out holding it upside down to let the excess drip off. spin the bottle and set upright. I have used the same wax on all 3 batches just remelting what was left in the metal bowl I used. ALSO when cleaning the wax off. it will basically "pop" right off, especially if you rinse the bottle with hot water THEN pop it off.
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