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Labelling the bottles

My equipment
Beer & Lager options
Making lager from a kit
Lager kit progress
Barrelling the Lager kit
The Finished Lager
Wine making options
Making wine from a kit
Wine kit progress
Filtering the wine
Bottling the wine
Labelling the bottles
The Finished Wine
All Grain Recipes
All Grain Brewing Introduction
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Dry Yeast Starter
Splitting a Whitelabs yeast
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Whitelabs yeast starter
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This page will show how I finish my bottles with labels and shrink caps. 

I prefer to finish my bottles by fitting shrink caps and labels.  After leaving them standing upright for 3 days, it is time to fit them.

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The shrink caps I use are the type that shrink under steam.  The above photo shows how I do this, please note that I am holding the bottle at the bottom and I am pressing the shrink cap down with a long handled screwdriver.  This keeps your hands out of the way of the steam from the kettle. 


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When all the bottles have the shrink caps fitted I wipe the moisture off them and fit the labels as shown above.


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All done now, time to lay them down in the wine rack for maturing.  I recommend that a wine of this quality should be left at least 6 months before drinking.  It will be ready sooner than this but it certainly will not be at its best.

This has taken me 5 weeks from start to finish.  Wine making from a kit is more time consuming than making beer or lager from a kit, but the results make it worthwhile.


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All the information given on this website is from my own personal experiences and are well tried and tested.  However, if you try something you have seen here and it does not work out, I accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury that may occur.