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brewdude25

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So, Im thinking about doing the melted wax thing on my beer bottles for gifts for my family on the holidays. Is that just for corked bottles or can i use it on my capped bottles as well??
I just dont want to make them hard to open or something.
 

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I think i saw a post about homemade wax with hot glue sticks and crayons for coloring. it was done on regular crown caps.
 

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According to the owner of my LHBS, a tricck to getting a smooth, shiny coat is to keep the wax around 160-170 degrees, then dip the bottle in once , slowly remove, twist, and dip in ice water to harden. I have not tried this yet, but he makes he has done this on his whiskey bottles for years without a problem.
 

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I wonder if it would be a good idea to first put a short length of foil over the caps, then dip them. Then you could work a corner of the foil loose and pull it and the wax over the cap, off.
 

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I'm very fond of the dipped look, I think it adds a nice touch... I've noticed that it is much more difficult to open a waxed crown top (IMO). Maybe this depends on how hard the wax-stuff is that you're using?

My solution is make up some short lengths of Scotch Fiber tape and place these on the bottles before dipping [cut the tape in half, length-wise]. This provides a little pull-strip which aids removing the wax (hey, my friends need all the help they can get)! :tank:

I think this photo explains it pretty well < http://www.winebusiness.com/content/Image/Tear-Tape-Applicator.gif >


- M
 

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What is the purpose of the wax?

I understand cork but I thought the caps were air tight already.

RIP, that is a nice little trick for wax though.
 

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I may have to do this for a brew that is aging for a wedding in January. That would be awesome. They just look so nice!
 

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