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Old 05-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Is anyone as nerdy as me and take the time to label fermenters?


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In addition to a full brewing log with brew day, fermentation, and tasting notes, have I taken the nerdiness to a whole new level?
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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I write the date of purchase on each of my buckets and lids so that I keep them matched up and know how old they are and if I suspect any problems with infection/age/scratching, etc.. As for identifying the fermenters/beers - I just slap a piece of duct tape on them with the beer that is currently fermenting. All the details of that beer are in iBrewmaster on my iPad.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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I take masking tape and label what's in all the carboys, then as I fill the corny kegs, I pull the label off and stick it to the keg. I have 8 carboys and 7kegs. I label my 25,,5gal homer buckets full of grain too. I'm getting old and I forget.

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Old 05-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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I've thought about doing something like that with my kegs, so I can keep better maintenance records.

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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My opinion is that it took me about 5 minutes to do the labeling, I can know what beers have been where, and its required in a nanobrewery so I might as well do it!
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:06 PM   #6
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I take masking tape and label what's in all the carboys, then as I fill the corny kegs, I pull the label off and stick it to the keg. I have 8 carboys and 7kegs. I label my 25,,5gal homer buckets full of grain too. I'm getting old and I forget.
I do exactly this, with some blue masking tape left over from a painting project a year or so ago.

It's become a great little moment of satisfaction at the end of my brew day, right after taking SG, pitching and lidding: pull a foot-long strip of tape, stick it across the fermenter lid, write the name.

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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I number my fermenters. I numbered them with a sharpie. I figure that way if I ever get and infected batch I know which fermenter was the culprit. Luckily I have nevr had an infected batch.

Then for each batch I write the date and the name of the brew on masking. tape.

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #8
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Not yet.

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
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Absolutely...makes it easier to track
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #10
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I number my fermenters. I numbered them with a sharpie. I figure that way if I ever get and infected batch I know which fermenter was the culprit. Luckily I have nevr had an infected batch.

Then for each batch I write the date and the name of the brew on masking. tape.
This is exactly what I do. Helped me figure out the run of infections I was getting for about three or four batches was in my bottling equipment and not my fermenters.

 
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