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Old 06-03-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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I'm not in any position to go pretending like I'm a real brewery, but I would like to label bottles with some basic information like what's in it, when it was brewed, etc.

Since I'll be reusing bottles, does anyone know of any paper I can get which is particularly easy to remove (i.e. with a soak while cleaning & sanitizing)?

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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Use a laser printer on normal paper, then use milk to adhere the label. Works great and comes off easy.

 
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
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Since I'll be reusing bottles, does anyone know of any paper I can get which is particularly easy to remove (i.e. with a soak while cleaning & sanitizing)?
I print my labels to a color laser printer (regular paper, nothing special) and then use a glue stick to adhere the paper to the bottle. It comes off real easily and you can even get a special type of glue stick (by 3M maybe?) that allows for you to pull it off and restick it if you put it on crooked.

 
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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Use a laser printer on normal paper, then use milk to adhere the label. Works great and comes off easy.
Repeated for effect. This is cheap, works great, and cleans up well.

 
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:42 AM   #5
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Along the lines of using milk as glue, I just used this recipe to make glue stick-type stuff from powered milk: http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos...uefrommilk.htm

Thanks to the user 'mrhead' for originally posting that a while back.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:44 PM   #6
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I use a laser printer on normal paper and mix a solution of a little water water and elmers glue.. it goes on easy and comes off easy. I tried the milk, and sometimes it would have a sour smell if I labeled before naturally carbonating. milk + 1-2 wks in florida heat doesnt mix well. elmers and water works great!

 
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:18 PM   #7
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Use a laser printer on normal paper, then use milk to adhere the label. Works great and comes off easy.
+ several million. This is perhaps my favorite of all the many hints and tips I've learned on here.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:35 PM   #8
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I gotta wonder if this stuff will hold up very long on a bottle:
http://www.officemax.com/omax/catalo...y_Id=cat180004
You can probably get a couple labels out of one 4x6 and it comes in semi gloss and high gloss too...and depending on how well the adhesive holds up and what you do with the bottle, you may be able to transfer between bottles too... just like a post-it note I'd imagine.

 
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:49 PM   #9
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Hello,

As a person who does labels often (all be it not on beer bottles), I find the onlinelabels work great. In particular, the OL125 labels made out of the White w Removable (Laser and inkjet) paper. This sticks well and comes off easily (just peel it off - don't need to wash it off or soak it off at all). You can buy for either type printer, so it's very easy. 10 per page.

They have a few other bottle labels that also have the ones that would go up around the neck, but I don't know if it is made out of the same material or not.

The link to the labels is:

http://www.onlinelabels.com/ol125.htm

I am in no way connected with this company, I just use their products for work and am usually pleased with the result. It costs $30 for 1000 labels (or 3 cents apiece), so it's not too bad really.

Hope that helps

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Old 06-12-2008, 03:10 AM   #10
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Use a laser printer on normal paper, then use milk to adhere the label. Works great and comes off easy.
+ 86. 86 gallons that is. I've labeled all 86 gallons of booze that I've made this year with these labels.
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