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    Got free bottles to give away? Post 'em here!

    Ive got 7 cases maybe more of good bottles for anyone who wants to come get them in shelbyville , illinois. Some may need labels removed cant remember
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    Mixed berry wine?

    http://howtomakehomemadewine.biz/2014/10/09/dragon-blood-wine-introduction/
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    Free Logos or Beer Labels

    this is kinda what i came up with myself for the T&J Cellars wine lable using microsoft paint. but still need something for Bare Facts Brewing
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    Blackberry Wine suggestions on varities

    i grow thornless blackberries in my backyard ( cant tell you what variety since i got the plants from my deceased father) and ive picked wild blackberries . my thornless actually have better flavor and get bigger berries than the wild. i just started making wine this year so havnt tried them for...
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    Reusable Beer Labels ?

    i use these not reuseable but some designs are free to use you just print them out https://www.beerlabelizer.com/
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    Free Logos or Beer Labels

    and for the beer side my name is Bare Facts Brewing , was thinking the name across the top with a picture of a bear hugging a brew pot ( think winnie the pooh holding the honey jar ) in a field of barley , with a hop plant draped over his arm. sounds good, would be impossible for me to make it...
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    Free Logos or Beer Labels

    heres one for you this is a caricature of my wife and i . i started making wine for my wife because she doesnt drink a lot of beer. The name will be T&J Cellars maybe in an arc across the top with a vineyard background and the caricature superimposed on top of it.
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    Reference Corks

    somebody on here might know about them http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/
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    Priorities for a noob

    first of all you need a pot to cook in ( doesnt have to be an expensive shiny one ) i started with a stoneware canning pot, second you need sanitizer for the pot and anything else that will touch the wort, third you need ingredients a simple extract kit is great for a start (just follow the...
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    Recommendations On Finding A Spot to Brew

    are you in an apartment or house ? if a house buy a shed and turn it into a brewshed. if in an apartment and you dont want to move look into an E-BIAB setup minimal space takeup and no worry of propane indoors. best i can come up with
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    Anvil Brew Kettle or Not

    the 5.5 gallon kettle is pretty small you might want to get a bigger one i went with an 8 gallon for my full boil 5 gallon BIAB batches and when the boil gets rolling its pretty close to being undersized. your choice but if you spend money on that small kettle youll just be spending it over in a...
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    Welch's Grape Juice Wine

    i just started a half gallon of this tonight
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