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Old 10-24-2011, 02:52 AM   #21
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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.


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Old 10-24-2011, 03:13 AM   #22
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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.


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Old 10-24-2011, 03:23 AM   #23
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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.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:25 AM   #24
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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.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:09 PM   #25
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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!
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #26
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What's a bottle cap?

Now ask me about my tap handles!
How bout them tap handles?
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #27
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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.
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Black sharpie. Last 2 batches were farmhouse ales, labelled F1 and F2.
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Lolz,those are also the designations for the sections of the assembly line I was team leader of. F1 & F2...
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