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Old 11-03-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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So, Im thinking about doing the melted wax thing on my beer bottles for gifts for my family on the holidays. Is that just for corked bottles or can i use it on my capped bottles as well??
I just dont want to make them hard to open or something.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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You can use it on capped bottles.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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I think i saw a post about homemade wax with hot glue sticks and crayons for coloring. it was done on regular crown caps.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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Yep fine for crown caps. You can buy it at the homebrew store or make some of your own as mentioned.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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Recent bottling of an Oud Bruin.


 
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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According to the owner of my LHBS, a tricck to getting a smooth, shiny coat is to keep the wax around 160-170 degrees, then dip the bottle in once , slowly remove, twist, and dip in ice water to harden. I have not tried this yet, but he makes he has done this on his whiskey bottles for years without a problem.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:14 PM   #7
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Is it hard to use a bottle opener on Waxed bottles?
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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I wonder if it would be a good idea to first put a short length of foil over the caps, then dip them. Then you could work a corner of the foil loose and pull it and the wax over the cap, off.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #9
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Is it hard to use a bottle opener on Waxed bottles?
Hard? No...But it is a bit more involved.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:28 PM   #10
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I'm very fond of the dipped look, I think it adds a nice touch... I've noticed that it is much more difficult to open a waxed crown top (IMO). Maybe this depends on how hard the wax-stuff is that you're using?

My solution is make up some short lengths of Scotch Fiber tape and place these on the bottles before dipping [cut the tape in half, length-wise]. This provides a little pull-strip which aids removing the wax (hey, my friends need all the help they can get)!

I think this photo explains it pretty well < http://www.winebusiness.com/content/...Applicator.gif >


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