Dissolvable Beer Labels! - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > Dissolvable Beer Labels!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
poptarts
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Laramie, Wyoming
Posts: 1,946
Liked 457 Times on 324 Posts





Has anyone ever used these before to label their beer? sounds like a really good way to tag them and not have to deal with the cleanup.
I bought a pack and will post results of how they work, the only downfall I see is if you put your beer in a ice chest at any point they might dissolve. But I feel like home brew in a ice chest is just a good way to stir up sediment in the bottles anyway. They also should work great to slap on the carboy or yeast if you save them. or hops or grain or or or....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
thadass
 
thadass's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Everett, WA
Posts: 402
Liked 70 Times on 59 Posts


Any update on how these worked? Seems like a decent idea, and at less than 2 a pop if you're going to be putting some in a cooler no reason not to just put another more-water-safe label right over it.
__________________
Wild Love Brewing
Brew Stats | Brewlog | Fermentation chamber

Drinking: Late for Breakfast Stout, How Rye Am I? Saison, HD 2013, Graff
Bottle conditioning: Nut Brown Ale, EdWort's Hause Pale Ale
Primaries: Dry Irish Stoat, Oatish

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
Hello
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Hello's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2013
Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 11,460
Liked 3402 Times on 2291 Posts


I'd be interested for sure. Just don't know how they are if the bottles that were once chilled are sitting around getting warm again. Will the condensation cause the label to dissolve?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
poptarts
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Laramie, Wyoming
Posts: 1,946
Liked 457 Times on 324 Posts


They work really well actually, bought a roll on eBay. You can use standard ballpoint pen on them and it writes fine. I just wrote the name and ABV on mine. They stick on really well like any other sticker; the edges don’t come up or anything like that. If you put them in an ice chest, you will need put packing tape or something over the top because water destroys them. I haven’t had any issues with them in the fridge or cellar or condensation, but if you left it cold out on the counter for a long time I would guess the water would start to cause issues, but I have not seen this happen yet. They practically dissolved after you rinse out your bottle after pouring into a glass, running water over the sticker for a few seconds makes it vanish with no sticky glue or anything left on the bottle. I will continue to use them and buy more when I run out.

These are the exact ones I purchased, I would assume they are all similar though.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121199926863...84.m1439.l2649

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
thadass
 
thadass's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Everett, WA
Posts: 402
Liked 70 Times on 59 Posts


Oh man, if these can just be washed off in the sink, I'm all for it. That's fantastic.

Searching I found Cambro SLL30 labels which seem to be the same in a printable avery 5160 size- http://www.webstaurantstore.com/camb.../214SLL30.html

At $85/3000 these are about 1/label more than the earlier amazon link but about 1/label less than the ebay labels, and I would consider being able to print on them quite a premium.

I might be looking for a local brewer or two to split a pack of the printables for testing
__________________
Wild Love Brewing
Brew Stats | Brewlog | Fermentation chamber

Drinking: Late for Breakfast Stout, How Rye Am I? Saison, HD 2013, Graff
Bottle conditioning: Nut Brown Ale, EdWort's Hause Pale Ale
Primaries: Dry Irish Stoat, Oatish

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #6
poptarts
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Laramie, Wyoming
Posts: 1,946
Liked 457 Times on 324 Posts


Yea those are the only ones I could find to print on, but you do get a ton of labels just the initial investment price is high. Printing would be nice though since my hand writing sucks. But yea hold under running water for ~10 seconds and they are gone, with no traces.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
roastquake
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Aiken, SC
Posts: 1,653
Liked 249 Times on 204 Posts


following, gotta get some of those

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2013, 05:20 AM   #8
poptarts
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Laramie, Wyoming
Posts: 1,946
Liked 457 Times on 324 Posts


I made a demo video for those who care.

MrNic Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
vNmd
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
vNmd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
, Maryland
Posts: 722
Liked 168 Times on 109 Posts


Nice post. Just ordered a roll ($10 shipping sucks though)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 11:06 PM   #10
Nova5
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Augusta, GA - Columbia, SC.
Posts: 674
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts


Gelatin with Printed labels should work just as well or better as they won't dissolve in cold water. You don't need fancy ones just type up something like the label in the op. cut it out and gelatine-glue it on. hot water will strip them right off though for easy clean up.
__________________
TransGalactic Brewing. 2012+
Old Dark Tower Brewery, Est 2009.
5gal Primary #1 :
5Gal Primary #2 Empty
MRB Primary #1 : Empty
MRB Primary #2 Empty
Carbed to Beery Goodness! - AHS Lando Cascadian Dark Ale - Brewed 10/28/12, Dry Hoppin 11/4/12, Bottled 11/10/12

Carbing - AHS Clone - Southhampton DoubleWhite - Brewed 11/11/12, Bottled 1/20/13

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
beer labels daveaohio Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 04-08-2013 02:59 PM
Beer Labels deejay413 General Beer Discussion 7 04-03-2013 02:16 PM
Beer Labels biggerthanyou83 Equipment/Sanitation 7 03-10-2011 08:36 PM
Beer labels. Orfy General Chit Chat 36 09-29-2008 02:14 PM
RLD Beer Labels foonder Label Display & Discussion 3 04-25-2008 11:38 AM


Forum Jump