Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Scooters, vacation, fall.

Anybody who uses blogger.com to blog knows what I'm talking about in the title of this post. For those of you that don't, these are the examples given for labels for any post. In the right column of the blog below the photos are a list of topics, or "labels". You can click those links and pull up any post with that topic. The problem is, I keep adding new labels, and the list keeps growing. I wonder if I should limit these to a set number, using broader labels, for example "equipment" instead of "HLT, mash tun, faucet wrench, etc." What do the other bloggers who are reading this think?

5 comments:

  1. I have the same problem with my labels. I'm leaning toward broad categories so I don't have 300 labels with one post for each label. I would rather show 25 labels with multipe posts for each label, but that's just me. BTW, I like the beer labels. What do you use to put them on the bottles. I bought a simple machine when I made beer for my wedding but the process was painful. It was a multi step process. Print, cut, laminate, trim, peel and stick. It took me two days for six cases. Ouch!

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  2. I made a three different beers for a friend's wedding in November. Bottled them in 69 champagne bottles. It was a lot of work. If I make beer for another event, it's going to be in kegs. I used pre-cut labels address labels. Print, peel, stick. You mentioned laminating yours, is this to make them waterproof? Mine didn't run, but they weren't in a cooler full of ice.

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  3. + 1 on the labels. I never got around to labeling or for that matter coming up with decent name for my brews. They don't last long enough for my creative side to kick in and label. The beers I brew more than once "might" get a name. As for the labels issue, I don't label my blog and generally when I read blogs I don't query posts by labels so, I am no help to you there.

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  4. I thought the laminating would waterproof them but it didn't work. The bar tender tossed the beer in the cooler and the water snuck behind the labels. It was a lot of extra work for nothing, not to mention the price of this machine that now sits in my basement, much like the rest of the junk we had to buy for the wedding. Oh well, at least the beer was good. Brewed an IPA and a Kolsch. The Kolsch was much better than the IPA and want to brew it again. So much to brew and not enough time.

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  5. Ben, I hope the wife was good, too.

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