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Angus
11-15-2005, 10:54 AM
My first label for my first bottle.

In honor of it's creator, I kept his name. Thanks Joe.

http://img.mypicgallery.com/HoneyAcres/ancient-orange-copy_large.jpg

Angus

Dan McFeeley
11-15-2005, 11:35 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/mcfeeley/hart1a.jpg[img]

For some reason which I can't fathom, I couldn't see the picture with either IE or Firefox. Sorry! I'm sure it's a great one.

lostnbronx
11-15-2005, 11:53 AM
Um...I'm not sure you'd want to see this one, Dan. :P

Seriously, though, Angus -- very funny and cool label!

-David

Dan McFeeley
11-15-2005, 04:55 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/mcfeeley/hart1a.jpg[img]

Cool! I can see it now!

Great label -- I love it!

Pewter_of_Deodar
11-16-2005, 01:16 PM
Well done! Shows me that I need to find a chunk of software to fancy my labels up...

JamesP
11-16-2005, 07:03 PM
That's one way of dealing with cellar rats :)

Brewbear
11-17-2005, 02:27 AM
Do you mean his label ( cool one btw) or his avatar with a warning like * you tucha my mead, I puncha your lights out >:(*

TED

JamesP
11-17-2005, 03:28 AM
Do you mean his label ( cool one btw) or his avatar with a warning like * you tucha my mead, I puncha your lights out >:(*


Definitely the label - would you drink the mead if a moldy orange like that was used to make it?

Brewbear
11-17-2005, 03:31 AM
It all depends!
If tequila was involved and bets were talked about 8)

Ted

Dan McFeeley
11-17-2005, 05:48 AM
Well done! Shows me that I need to find a chunk of software to fancy my labels up...


Software is great, but a little cut and paste work, a good photocopier, can also turn out good labels.

Dover Press has lots of books with copyright free graphics, borders, ect. This is a good source for making labels.

Angus
11-17-2005, 08:59 AM
Software is great, but a little cut and paste work, a good photocopier, can also turn out good labels.


I agree Dan. I was part way through making a cut & paste label when a friend got me the software to use, so I thought I would give it a go. All of my old beer labels were photocopies from clipart and they were always fun to do.

Angus

Pewter_of_Deodar
11-17-2005, 10:57 AM
Hey all,

Anyone have a good online place for TRULY free picture download for simple things like LEMONS? The search engines in the last year or three have become useless due to their prioritizing listing based on people paying them a fee since truly free places cannot afford to pay them. So when I put in things like "free download pictures lemons" I get places that you have to sign up for because the pictures are "royalty free" after you pay for them the first time. That same search used to net a few good sites that I unfortunately never put into my favorites.

One good source I have used recently is the online nursery and seed places. There fruit and berry pictures are pretty good. But I am having trouble with lemons. Any links? Anyone have some really good lemon pictures they would email me?

Thanks in advance,
Pewter

JAG
11-17-2005, 11:52 AM
Nice Angus! What software did you use for this?

Here's a link to Microsoft's Clipart, Pewter...it's free, great photos and vectorized clipart!
http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us

istockphoto is another great source, but you do have to buy credits for downloading...but usually it's well worth it. ;)
http://istockphoto.com/

Angus
11-17-2005, 12:47 PM
JAG,

Hey, I have you to thank. It was your suggestion to use Photoshop CS, and you were right. It is nice to use, but tricky and it will take a long time to learn.

Angus

WRATHWILDE
11-17-2005, 02:29 PM
Is this some reference to how Joe's Ancient Orange breaks the Mold of Traditional mead recipes?

Wrathwilde

Pewter_of_Deodar
11-17-2005, 02:33 PM
WW,

The Pun Police have been summoned... expect a knock soon...

Someone go tie Oskaar down away from his keyboard for a few hours... ;D ;D ;D

Pewter

Angus
11-17-2005, 02:49 PM
This pun infestation seems to be as rampant as the mold on that orange. If we are not careful, it could sour the whole forum and make it rotten to the core. I am sure I will get some pithy response to this as well.

Angus

Oskaar
11-17-2005, 02:59 PM
The pun police?? I'd better MARSHALL my pun army and pull together a few COPPERS to pay off the local stoolies!

Well, since Angus posted up a label here, I think I'll go ahead and reveal my private label used for distribution to my friends. This one is made for Wrathwilde who sent me an excellent bottle of his Maple Mead, and his Cherry Liqueur.

WARNING: CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER, VIEWING THIS IMAGE MAY RESULT IN THE NEED FOR MEAD AND . . . some luvin!

Click here (http://207.5.69.177/omsoftnet/wrathwildes.jpg) for the label! (Don't say I didn't warn you!)

Cheers,

Oskaar

Mynx
11-17-2005, 03:59 PM
Hawt.

That is all.

Pewter_of_Deodar
11-17-2005, 05:21 PM
WW,

Please bring her to the Novice Tasting next War. I'd love to sample her...

With a wink and a grin,
Pewter

WRATHWILDE
11-17-2005, 06:13 PM
Pewter,

If Oskaar sends me two bottles... then I will bring a bottle to War with me.

Wrathwilde

CheshireCat
11-17-2005, 10:11 PM
I usually go to MorgeFile when I need a royalty-free pic. http://www.morguefile.com/

Pewter_of_Deodar
11-18-2005, 02:06 AM
Pewter,

If Oskaar sends me two bottles... then I will bring a bottle to War with me.

Wrathwilde


WW,

You thought I meant the brew?

With a wink,
Pewter

CheshireCat
11-18-2005, 08:32 PM
I made this label for my first batch, which has yet to be bottled. :)

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/1521/lable7uy.th.jpg (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lable7uy.jpg)

Oskaar
11-19-2005, 03:14 AM
Hey Cheshire Cat,

One thing to be aware of is that yeast does produce sulfites during fermentation. Certain yeasts such as EC-1118 can produce as much as 50 ppm (which can trigger reactions in people that are sensitive to sulfites). Point is that I've taken to labeling all of my bottles "Contains naturally occuring sulfites" in order to let people with those sensitivies make their own decision as to whether they drink it or not.

Cheers,

Oskaar

CheshireCat
11-19-2005, 02:34 PM
Really? My girlfriend is allergic to sulfates, which is why I started making mead in the first place. Is there anyway to know how much the yeast produces? Would it be considerably lower than, say, beer?

Oskaar
11-20-2005, 03:40 PM
It varies from yeast strain to yeast strain. If you go to the yeast reference chart link you'll see which ones are indicated as high H2S, and SO2 producers:

http://www.lallemandwine.us/products/yeast_chart.php

EC is listed low on the chart, but that is definately not the case since in their own writeup on EC they say it produces up to 30 ppm, and that's been updated in this year's fermentation handbook to 50 ppm by Scott Laboratories.

Cheers,

Oskaar

dyesjamp
11-03-2006, 04:20 PM
Oh wow! My first batch of Mead was "Joe's Ancient orange".