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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 05:15:34 AM »
You mean, you can measure stuff in this hobby?   ;D

Nice job.
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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2010, 09:25:29 AM »
i sell cut vinyl for fleet graphics.  but i just put a piece of black electric tape at 5 gal on mine.

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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2010, 02:57:47 PM »
did you hand cut the vinyl?


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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2010, 03:31:25 PM »
Hand cut!?! Ummm yeah... with a #11  X-acto ;)


Okay... you got me. I own a sign shop, so I used my vinyl cutter. It's only taken me 4 years to get to it.
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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2010, 12:52:13 PM »
haha 

Well I've been meaning to do this as well to my 2 carboys, just getting lazy.  I don't really care to mark every single quart, but I'd like to know where I'm at between 5 and 6 gallons.
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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2010, 06:52:38 AM »
Nice job, but I don't get it.  What are you measuring?  Or rather, why are you measuring?  I thought all the measuring was done well before you hit the carboy.

It just never occurred to me to measure the contents of the fermentation vessel.  I know I must be missing something here.

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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2010, 07:41:34 AM »
Nice job, but I don't get it.  What are you measuring?  Or rather, why are you measuring?  I thought all the measuring was done well before you hit the carboy.

It just never occurred to me to measure the contents of the fermentation vessel.  I know I must be missing something here.

Extract and partial brewers top up cuz they can't get a full boil. Or if you boil too long you may want to top up. Or they just want their carboy to be better than yours (pimpin').
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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2010, 08:18:20 AM »
I'm hip to the bling factor, but still don't get it.  I guess I'm just an eyeballer like grandma makin cookies.  Back in my extract days, I would just top off to about there.

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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2010, 09:58:44 AM »
Thanks!

Lots of people have liked the idea and wanted to buy them from me. I've been working on a Version 2 because Version 1 were tricky to make, and tricky to install. Version 2 will be easier all the way around, so they'd be affordable for me to make and affordable for others to buy.  I'll post more info when I get this all figured out. What would you expect a  volume lable to sell for at a home brew store? I was thinking something in the $4 - $5 each range, with a discount for a pack of 3, or something like that. What do you think?

Chris

I would definitely be interested in at least a half dozen of these. Please be sure to post if you start selling them.


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Re: I pimped my carboys
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2010, 07:20:54 AM »
Man, that is freakin nice! Curse you for making me want to start on a new project!   ;D