> What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels? Up till now, I have
> subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to
> bit more creative.
The Avery label method is great, but I only label the bottles I intend to
give away as gifts to friends and relatives. The ones I intend only for
personal "at home" consumption just get a letter or two on the cap and the
bottling date on the case-- it's time consuming enough just putting caps on
all those bottles! <grin>
As for what software to use-- I've used several. It depends on how fancy
I'm wanting to get with the label. I've used Word for just simple brew name
and bottling date; I've used PrintMaster to include a glitzy graphic image
and maybe some color and text special effects.
You can print labels on plain printer paper, cut the labels out with
scissors and use a bit of milk to dampen the back-side of the paper and
stick to the bottle. This really works great because the label will then
come right off with a warm water bath when you are ready to bottle the next
batch. And, if you have some left-over milk in the saucer you used to
dampen the paper, and, if you happen to have a cat---- well, the cat gets
to*** up the extra milk and will be less antagonistic towards you the next
time you have to shoo the little *** out of the kitchen on brewing day!