What do you write on your bottle caps? - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > What do you write on your bottle caps?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2011, 02:52 AM   #21
The_General
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Rockville, MD
Posts: 112
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I go with batch numbers in the format year number-batch number. For example, I made an American Amber last week that what the 14th batch of this year so it got numbered 11-14.

I used to put an initial on it but that got a little confusing. My girlfriend wanted to give some wit to someone and assumed BW stood for Belgian Wit. They were very surprised to get an American Barley Wine instead of a wit.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:13 AM   #22
Beezy
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,383
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts


I just do numbers which will go up and up. Sharpie. I always remember what's in em. Don't need notes. I'll probably start doing stickers soon tho. Wife got new ink for the printer finally.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:23 AM   #23
Rockape66
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Marysville, OH
Posts: 334
Liked 7 Times on 4 Posts


My wife prints the avery 3/4" round labels for me. I use the beer style and month and year bottled as a standard. My wife and girls try to come up with names to go with it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:25 AM   #24
TwoGunz
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Syracuse, New york
Posts: 586
Liked 33 Times on 15 Posts


Batch number on caps and now that I'm kegging I just got nice badge holders that I put index cards in with the number, name, and date. All of my batches are numbered with full details in iBrewmaster on my iPhone for quick reference.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 01:09 PM   #25
The_General
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Rockville, MD
Posts: 112
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Hmmm...I wonder if I could work out a system to print out a label with batch number and a bar code. I'm imagining scanning the bar code with a smart phone to get all the details on the brew. My geekiness knows no limits!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #26
Kahler
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Astoria, NY
Posts: 356
Liked 24 Times on 17 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jma99 View Post
What's a bottle cap?

Now ask me about my tap handles!
How bout them tap handles?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #27
unionrdr
Author?,...whaaa?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 37,942
Liked 3510 Times on 3020 Posts


I just use a sharpie for initials on the cap,like APA,IPA,SA,PA,etc. We only have a couple batches bottled at any one time. So it's not hard to decipher.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #28
beeber
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
SE PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 439
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


Black sharpie. Last 2 batches were farmhouse ales, labelled F1 and F2.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #29
unionrdr
Author?,...whaaa?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 37,942
Liked 3510 Times on 3020 Posts


Lolz,those are also the designations for the sections of the assembly line I was team leader of. F1 & F2...
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #30

Quote:
Originally Posted by tighniamh View Post
I use nail polish (hey I'm a girl) . . .
This made me smile . . . using what you've got around the house is always good.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump