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Old 07-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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After labeling my first batch of bottles, I knew I needed a different solution.

I saw this thread on hang tags and gave them a shot. They didn't work for me, but now the wheels were spinning and I hit on an idea that is working for me.

Dog tags! They are simple, sturdy, and reusable. I print out the labels on removable adhesive stickers and secure them with twine. For a full 5 gallon batch I only need around 10 tags; 3 or 4 suffice when I'm just bottling a gallon.

Here are a few pics; let me know what you think.






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Old 07-17-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Very cool. I've been using the tax-stamp style label, but your idea is even simpler - and even better - no gluing to the bottle!

Where did you get the tags (the metal bits, not the stickers)?

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Old 07-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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These look awesome. I also want to know where you got the tags!
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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There are tons of places online that sell blank dog tags, in every shape and size. I got mine from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i00

These are the labels I'm using

http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Self-Adh...rds=avery+5434

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
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The dog tags are a great idea. Why not go for the whole look. you can get #3 ball and chain in a bulk spool of 50 feet for around $15 and 100 connectors for about $7. It's a bit more cost but it would be a way cool look!

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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This are by far the coolest label I've ever seen! Do you find that they're falling off or that people are taking them with them? It actually would be a really good souvenier for visitors... "collect all of our dog tags to win a free beer" or something. Just an idea.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:22 PM   #7
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So stealing this... awesome idea
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #8
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The dog tags are a great idea. Why not go for the whole look. you can get #3 ball and chain in a bulk spool of 50 feet for around $15 and 100 connectors for about $7. It's a bit more cost but it would be a way cool look!
I thought about using the ball chain, but I wasn't going for a military theme so I chose the sissel twine instead.

It would be a sharp look for a military theme, which is ripe for good beer names; Corporal Kolsch, Lieutenant Lager, etc.

 
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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This are by far the coolest label I've ever seen! Do you find that they're falling off or that people are taking them with them? It actually would be a really good souvenier for visitors... "collect all of our dog tags to win a free beer" or something. Just an idea.
The tags are very secure. I don't have much traffic so none of them have gone missing, they are mostly for (1) identifying beers in the cupboard and (2) my own vanity.

I intend to keep one tag from each batch I've bottled to display. The rest I'll recycle.

 
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It would be a sharp look for a military theme, which is ripe for good beer names; Corporal Kolsch, Lieutenant Lager, etc.
Private Porter. Sergeant Stout. Yeah, that could be fun
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