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Old 10-10-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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I want to use wax on on vanilla bourbon stout im bottling today, like how a Makers Mark bottle looks. But locally I can't get the wine wax pellets. Do you think candle wax from a craft store would work or should I just order the pellets online and wait?

 
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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There's a thread on here where a guy came up with the right formula, the right combination of red crayons and glue gun glue sticks...I'll try to find the link.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:05 PM   #3
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Here we go.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/hot-...riment-127485/
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:11 PM   #4
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I have tried paraffin wax as well as melted candle wax. It's too brittle for sealing. In contrast, the wax beads sold at Austin Homebrew work perfectly. The hot glue and crayons option seems like a much better idea.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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check this link out very intriguing...
http://www.passionbeer.com/2010/09/0...for-your-beer/

 
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:45 PM   #6
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what about using this stuff http://www.etchedimages.com/_catalog...age=1&Items=12

 
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:05 PM   #7
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check this link out very intriguing...
http://www.passionbeer.com/2010/09/0...for-your-beer/
Of course that refers back to homebrewtalk the link revvy pointed out above.

 
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:27 PM   #8
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Oh dude, I've been looking for this thread forever. Search function hates me
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:18 AM   #9
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That will work PERFECT! Thanks everyone.

 
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:50 PM   #10
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You can use a company out in Boston area , they make small to large batches for distilleries, all sorts of colors, think there name is reed wax

 
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