Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Waxing Caps

My Scrappy RIS is all bottled up and since I don't think it's going to be ready for a looooong time (it's really hot in alcohol), I decided to wax the caps.  Off to homebrewtalk.com I went again and lo and behold somebody has thought of this before.  In the DIY style of HBT.com, they have also done it cheaply and without buying professional wax.  The secret?  Crayons and glue sticks.  After a lot of trials the people on the site have found that a ratio of 3:1 glue sticks to crayons provides the perfect was effect.  So I bought the necessary ingredients, found a soup can to melt it in and did it over my electric stove.


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