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Old 11-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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You don't make a pizza, including the crust, from scratch and then serve it out of a 2 week old Dominos pizza box that is saturated with rancid grease or bake a cake from scratch and serve it out of a used cellophane-top box from the grocery store bakery. Why would you do the equivalent for your beer?
Completely different. The bottle itself is the pizza box/ cake container. That gets cleaned.
What's stuck to the outside of it has no taint of "rancid grease". Lighten up perhaps.


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Old 11-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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Completely different. The bottle itself is the pizza box/ cake container. That gets cleaned.
What's stuck to the outside of it has no taint of "rancid grease". Lighten up perhaps.
Hey, if you want to be the kid at school with stains all over his clothes, be my guest.


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Old 11-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #13
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Guilty. I keg my beer and fill up bottles from the tap if I want to bring my brew somewhere or give them away. It doesn't affect anything, so why worry about it? The inside is clean/sanitized. I've got better things to do than scrape bottles. If I bottled entire batches and re-used the bottles then I'd probably go thru the trouble, but I just take them somewhere to drink and they get left behind.

You could take it another step and say 'I'll never understand why people drink their beers from plain brown bottles'. If you go thru the trouble to brew it why not create your own labels...
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:32 PM   #14
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I used to be very specific about my bottles and had to have them perfectly clean and free of it's former contents, including the labels. Yes it takes a long time, and it's not as fun as making the beer.

Since moving to kegs, I haven't been that concerned with labels when I do have to bottle a batch, call it basic laziness. I usually don't have complaints from people when I pass out free homebrew in a bottle with remnants of a label on the outside. And it hasn't changed the taste of the beer any.

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It's a waste of time and effort. I label the bottle cap so I know what it is and I always pour my beer in a pint glass anyway. IMO it makes no difference in the end so why even bother with the label. It's just more time I could spend doing something else.
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Hey, if you want to be the kid at school with stains all over his clothes, be my guest.
Again, bad analogy, stains are the result of poor hygiene, sloppy eating. Labels that stay on after sanitisation are only indicative of having better things to do with your time than scrape a bottle.
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Hey, if you want to be the kid at school with stains all over his clothes, be my guest.
Chill poindexter. We get it, you hate old labels.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #18
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You don't make a pizza, including the crust, from scratch and then serve it out of a 2 week old Dominos pizza box that is saturated with rancid grease or bake a cake from scratch and serve it out of a used cellophane-top box from the grocery store bakery. Why would you do the equivalent for your beer?
Your analogy doesn't hold water. The beer bottle is simply the carbonation vehicle. I bet most on here, unless in a pinch serve their home brew out of a beer glass, not the bottle.

When I make pizza from scratch I use the same oven I've had in my house for 5 years and the pizza stone my grandmother used in her oven in 1940. Do I serve it out of the oven or on the stone, of course not. I place on nice plates or a serving platter and garnish. Much like with my beer, when someone comes to enjoy one of my home brews I pop the lid pour into a glass and give to them and set the bottle aside for re-use. Although, most of the labels don't make it through cleaning/sanitization.
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this is exactly why I don't drink people's beer when it still has labels on it. I saw one guy serving his beers at a local bar that has a homebrew happy hour. He had Samuel Smith Bottles with the labels on. Samuel Smith labels fall of in 2 minutes in lukewarm water. He had brought his first 4 batches of beer. It was obvious to me that the bottles hadn't been sanitized. Gross.
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I bet most on here, unless in a pinch serve their home brew out of a beer glass, not the bottle.
That's basically me. If I'm giving the bottles away and want to create an entire image, I'll do up the labels, wrap them and put a bow on. If you're at my house, I'm going to pour them out of a tap. I haven't polished the kegs (looks like a lot of work--and I'd rather brew), but they're inside the fridge and won't be seen. Likewise when I bottle stuff (like a barley wine that I'm going to age) I'll bottle in anything that is clean inside. I'm going to present the beer in a nice glass--not in a bottle.


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