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Old 10-13-2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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So I had a BIG brewday yesterday. Of these I made 4 different pear wine recipes (I have a pear tree in the back yard, and it overflowth) and I was looking for a good way to mark the carboys so I could tell them apart.

I've used dry erase markers before, but I have a bad habit of wiping it off moving the carboys. Then I came up with the little window cling stickers that they use when you get your oil changed. You can get these for free from any auto parts store or even wal mart in the car section. The writing doesn't smudge off, and you can move them from carboy to carboy when you rack.


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Old 10-13-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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That's a great idea.


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Old 10-13-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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what for better bottles? I'm tired of masking tape. anyone?!
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I've not tried it on plastic, but I bet it will work. Worse case scenario get the back of it moist, or try milk like some people put labels on with.
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I guess that should work huh!

I need to stop by a carshop tomorrow then

those stupid masking tapes are killing me
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I don't really use my carboy anymore but this is a pretty good idea.

What does acetone do to a better bottle/PET? For a glass carboy I simply write on it with a sharpie and when I want it gone a dab of acetone(nail polish remover) takes it right off.
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that'd be good too!

man and here I am using masking tape
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I'm partial to the blue painters tape... easy to remove... just sayin'...
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I use the manila shipping tags (with the strings) for labeling my kegs.

For my carboys, well they're in milk crates so all my brewing notes for that carboy just sit in the crate.

When I get around to typing them up I print them out and put them in a document protector and in a binder by batch number.

What, you don't have a copy of EVERY brew you've ever brewed?
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Congratulations, you win today's Obsessive Compulsive Award! Your commemorative three ring binder (to keep your notes in) is on its way!

Seriously, that is a great thing to do. I just keep things in BrewSmith now, but a paper copy would probably be a good idea.


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