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zoubrewdude:
I don't know if this is the correct area to be asking this question, but I'm looking for some easy, inexpensive options for labeling my homebrews.  I'm hoping for something that won't run, when it gets wet, but is still fairly easy to remove, when re-using the bottle?

morticaixavier:
I print my labels on high quality paper on a laser printer and use normal glue stick or elmers or whatever to stick them on. comes off with hot water fairly easy. I have heard of using watered down skim milk. that should work as well.

Joe Sr.:

--- Quote from: morticaixavier on April 09, 2013, 07:28:33 AM ---I have heard of using watered down skim milk. that should work as well.

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Is not the skim milk watered down by definition?

Milk works well.  Glue stick seems to work fine, too.  You can buy pre-gummed paper but it's expensive.

I've found that the ink for Epson printers does not run when it gets wet, whereas HP ink runs all over the place.  Of course, the labels come off pretty easily when they are wet, so if you're looking for something that will stay on in a cooler full of ice water you'll need a solution other than milk/glue stick.

yso191:
I just started using Post-it labels.  No soaking necessary to get them off, yet they stay stuck really well until you want them off.  I've got an ink-jet printer so the ink running issue is unavoidable.

Joe Sr.:

--- Quote from: yso191 on April 09, 2013, 09:01:43 AM ---I've got an ink-jet printer so the ink running issue is unavoidable.

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Not with my old Epson ink jet.  I don't know what's up with their inks, but they don't run.

Will post-it labels stay on if submerged in a cooler?

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