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Old 05-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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When is the best time to put the label on the bottle? Before or after adding the beer to the bottle?



 
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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When is the best time to put the label on the bottle? Before or after adding the beer to the bottle?
I bottle first (bottle from keg is my method) and then if I am storing the beers I wait for the condensation to subside then I label. If I am giving them away cold (which I do frequently) I let them sit for a bit and then dry with a paper towel and label as fast as I can and then place in the fridge to help stop the condensation.


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Old 05-23-2011, 10:44 PM   #3
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I bottle, water-dip to clean them up, dry them and stick them using AVERY 5264 and use the free Design Pro software to lay them out, and print them from my work Laser Printer.... they turn out sweeeeeeet.
Here is a link to the labels & software.

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http://www.amazon.com/Avery%C2%AE-Sh...6189580&sr=8-1

Software
http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Tem...ro-for-Mac.htm

My new labels using both....Bayou Brown Ale, and VooDoo Black IPA.....
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:32 AM   #4
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Voodoocurt those are awesome. Since bottling is so "wet and messy" I bottle first, then rinse and dry the bottles for labeling. just my way.

 
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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Ziggy,
Thanks, that's basically what I do as well. I usually brew and bottle two batches at a time so the labels go on pretty much the same day as bottling, otherwise they could get mixed up going into the beer fridge. Thanks again.

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Old 05-25-2011, 03:20 AM   #6
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Yea. Don't trust your memory. We recently brewed four batches (all the same wort) and used different yeast to compare. We had four different kinds of caps and figured we could easily tell them apart. After 3 weeks everybody remembered the cap codes differently. Should have just used lables like smart brewers would.

 
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:21 AM   #7
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those turned out nice voodoo thanks for sharing the details.

 
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #8
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that is sweet, but I couldn't get the software to open. can you check the link.

I bottle, then lable.

 
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:54 PM   #9
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that irrs sweet, but I couldn't get the software to open. can you check the link.

I bottle, then lable.
try googling avery

 
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:26 PM   #10
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Sorry about that, just google "Avery Design Pro". That's the software, for getting them all on one sheet. And it's Avery 5264.....

NOTE: I just did my first bottle wash with these, you need to let them soak in OxyClean for a day or two....they were on there pretty good, but came off fairly easily...I dunk them in a storage bin with a cup or two of OxyClean and let them soak during the week and bottle on Friday's....let me know if you need anything else....

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