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Old 10-23-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default What do you write on your bottle caps?

It'll says it all. I put a batch number on mine. For example today I bottled batch 1117, an American stout. The 11is for the year, and the 17 is the 17th batch of the year. I keep the batch number with the corresponding beer in my log book.


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Old 10-23-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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Initials of what the beer is. Simple. I'll always know what IPA, PA, BR, A, P, and S stand for. Any more complicated and I'd go blind.


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Old 10-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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I just do straight batch number (see sig). I've only been brewing for a few years, so the numbers haven't gotten too high yet. Works great!
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #4
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I use different color stickers, them place the corresponding sticker on the white board with the beers description
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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I get the little white stickers and write the actual names of the beers.. they peel right off. I keep a excel spreadsheet for dates, notes, etc.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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I used to write the initials as mentioned above, PB for peach berlinerweisse, BT for belgian tripel, etc. Eventually i got beers with identical initials( plus my handwriting on a bottlecap sized space is terrible) so i went to batch numbers. the hassle there is you always need a decoder sheet.

now my answer is : nothing. I keg.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:32 PM   #7
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You need to put a trademark or some kind of signifying mark on your cap
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:10 PM   #8
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i also put a number on my caps, no labels on the bottles.

the number is my batch number. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. it is written on a piece of masking tape. i can go to my brew log if i want more details on what #5 means.
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I do it the same way as OP. I bottled 1117, a RIS, last week.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:47 PM   #10
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I use nail polish (hey I'm a girl) ie single red dot = holiday, orange dot = Octoberfest,
black dot = stout, pale green = lager. That way I know without referring to the brew log..


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