Label your home-brew quick and easy
In the past I’ve spent way too many hours in Photoshop coming up with artwork for my craft beer labels. When an all grain brew day is 8 hours, it seemed fair to spend that much time on the label. But with the Mr Beer kit, it’s so simple. The very first brew day is only 90 minutes, (and that is including initial assembly, cleaning and sanitization). So I decided that I’d better not spend more time on the label design than the actual home-brew.
I found a link in the Mr. Beer Fans forum to an online label generator and decided to give it a try. Continue reading
Zachzilla Pale Ale
It is named after my 3-year-old son who helped brew and bottle this one. My son, Zach, earned the nickname “Zachzilla” from his older sister because he likes to knock down blocks way more than build with them. Recently Zach has become more interested in building, so we decided to pass on the “zilla” name. Since this is an easy beer to knock down, at a mere 3.5% ABV, it now has the Zackzilla name. Continue reading
Removing beer labels
As a home brewer I have been recycling bottles long before being “green” was the “in” thing. Saving my bottles is second nature for me now. Often times, I’ve got so many bottles saved up in the garage and nothing ready to bottle, so I have to purge the empty bottles in the recycling bin at curbside. I know it’s unfortunate, but there’s only so much room for empties, and I don’t brew as often as I should. On the occasions that I have something in the fermenter that needs bottling, the first thing I need to do is remove the labels. And here’s the best way I’ve found to do that.