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Old 01-10-2008, 10:07 PM   #11
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I use Avery 1" circles and place them on the caps...
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:25 PM   #12
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I too use the Avery circle dots to label my caps.

$0.69 for 330 labels, color-coded, and then I write the date and a code to identify the brew.

Might go to Office Despotism sometime to get some more colors though, all I have right now are Red, Yellow and DARK Blue.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:56 AM   #13
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I just use different colored bottle caps.

 
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:57 AM   #14
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Where are you finding colored caps?! I've been scouring all over, and haven't found anything that can be ordered in lots of less than 10,000!
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:00 AM   #15
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Quote:
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Where are you finding colored caps?! I've been scouring all over, and haven't found anything that can be ordered in lots of less than 10,000!
My lhbs has them in packs of 100 (not positive on count) so far I have used blue, silver, green, blue w/white stripes can't remember what other colors they have.

 
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:28 AM   #16
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this milk idea has to be tried for labels. for bottle caps - i just have plain gold ones that i write on with a sharpie!
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:05 PM   #17
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I found some circular labels at Staples that have an MS Word template so I can print them on my inkjet printer. My handwriting isn't so good, and it was a pain to write on them little labels.

 
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:08 PM   #18
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I only bottle wine, but I use a heavy stock paper printed with a laser printer, sprayed with hairspray and applied with a glue stick. The labels comes off fairly easy, but can withstand being chilled in ice.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:31 PM   #19
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Yeah....I am going to remove the label from the same bottle twice. Yeah...that's the ticket! And I am a chinese jet pilot.

I use ink and stamps on my caps. A local Art and craft store carries thousands of stamps. They are dirt cheap.

They also carry water proof ink pads in 10 different colors.

A picture stamp is cool if it is the right size and fits the style, but I also got an alphabet that I can use to put a single letter or three or four(ex. "AG IPA") on the cap.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:43 PM   #20
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Yeah....I am going to remove the label from the same bottle twice. Yeah...that's the ticket!
To be fair, if you use the 1" circles like a couple of us use, you throw the label away with the cap when you pry it off, so the bottle still remains clean and ready. I only put "real" labels on gift bottles for friends/family. I don't label my personal stash, just "dot" them.

Those stamps are a good idea, though, I hadn't heard of "permanent"-type ink pads. Cool beans, time to go to the craft store!
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