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Old 10-17-2007, 03:33 AM   #1
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i have seven fermenters full and have no idea what is in two of them. this ever happen to u all?

Just remembered one is a chocolate porter! i really need to keep track of this

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Old 10-17-2007, 03:46 AM   #2
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I've never had more than one in the primary and one in the secondary at the same time. A simple piece of masking tape with the name would help, or you could just bottle it and play guess the beer.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:46 AM   #3
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I never forget cause I label my fermentors with what is in them and when it was put there.

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Old 10-17-2007, 03:58 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, I don't have time to keep that many fermenters full at once. So this is a good problem for you to have, and I envy you! I like McKbrew's idea- play guess the beer!
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:01 AM   #5
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yea i am teaching a friend to brew and he just went straight into all grain and he keeps everything at my place so i get to brew twice as much!

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Old 10-17-2007, 04:33 AM   #6
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I feel your confusion. I havejust started labeling everything with masking tape after years of brewing. Worst part is I brew mostly IPAs so I was really confused!
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:29 AM   #7
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I follow EdWort's example: painters masking tape with the brew, date and OG written on it
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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No, but I have had the masking tape labels fall off of cornies, so I had to go back through my notes to figure out what was what. I use luggage tags now.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:26 PM   #9
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I too use a masking tape label on the fermenter...with the brew type, date and OG.

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Old 10-17-2007, 02:30 PM   #10
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For the Kegerator I have to use a dry erase board that I draw a beer map on. For primaries...about a year ago I had NO idea what was what after moving all the fermenters around while drunk.... Since then everything is labeled. It was fun playing guess that beer when we kegged em up.

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