Day Zero Project: Completed No. 67
A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Have my own beer caps made for my home brew
Date completed: January 12, 2015
Description: I had looked at personalized bottle caps for my home brews for a while. I thought it could be a fun personal touch to add them to the beers I bottle.
Why I wanted to do it: For the first several home brews I made, I went through the process of making labels. Though they came out well, they turned out to be a pain in the rear to get back off the bottles — even more so than the original label (such as a Sam Adams). So, I needed to do something to be able to keep what beers they were apart. I started with smaller labels, but it was still a pain. Then I found out about semi-cheap personalized beer caps. What a deal!
How I did it: I started by finding Bottle Mark, which is a company that specializes in inexpensive personalized caps. I did the research and such and realized they do different colors, too. What makes that nice is I could eliminate the labels as the beers could be identified by the color of their caps… score! So I took the “logo” I had made for my “company” and sent it in with different color backgrounds. A couple of weeks later, I had the caps in my hand. To date, I’ve only capped twice with them, but I think they look good and seem to do the job very well.
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on August 1, 2014 with an anticipated finish date of April 28, 2017. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.