Just to make sure I'm clear...
I can mark my caps now and then when I send them in for the upcoming "National Homebrew Competition" for 2011 I can 'mark out' my identification on the caps... color it in is as black circle?
Hi The Real McCoy,
The reason for the blacked out cap is to remove identifying marks from the entry when it is sitting on the judges table at the competition. If you can remove your marks with an alcohol wipe, that is only part of the problem. If there is a logo on the cap, that must be blacked out too. It would be best for you to black out the cap before sending your entry to the National Homebrew Competition (NHC), but the crews checking in the entries will have markers for that purpose too.
More importantly, if you black out the cap yourself, wait until you have the competition label attached to the bottle before you black out the cap. That way you can verify that you have attached the correct label to the bottle.
Good luck in the competition!