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    Wax sealing bottles

    We are thinking about wax sealing our Winter Imperial Beer this year. We have never wax sealed any bottles before, and were looking for recommendations on a "wax warmer", "wax applicator", and wax brand. Is anyone buying industrial equipment when starting out or just basic things? Our first run will be a 500 count of 750ML bottles. Thank you in advance!


    Belfast

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    Brew craft USA has a good price on colored wax beads. They are a partner of country malt group. I like to mix them about 60/40 with bees wax for a better consistency. You will probably need 15-20 lbs total for a run of 500 bottles, depends on how deep you dip and such. As far as equipment, go to a thrift store a buy 2 crock pots to melt in. Hand dipping ain't hard once you get the flow of it. One person can do 10-12 bottles per minute. Feel free to mail me a bottle or 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Pivo View Post
    Brew craft USA has a good price on colored wax beads. They are a partner of country malt group. I like to mix them about 60/40 with bees wax for a better consistency. You will probably need 15-20 lbs total for a run of 500 bottles, depends on how deep you dip and such. As far as equipment, go to a thrift store a buy 2 crock pots to melt in. Hand dipping ain't hard once you get the flow of it. One person can do 10-12 bottles per minute. Feel free to mail me a bottle or 2!
    Thank you Richard! It is a deal if we do end up doing it, I'll hold two back for you.

    Belfast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Pivo View Post
    As far as equipment, go to a thrift store a buy 2 crock pots to melt in.
    That's because you'll never want to use these crock-pots for anything else again. :-)
    Brewmaster, Minocqua Brewing Company
    tbriggs@minocquabrewingcompany.com
    "Your results may vary"

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