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Newbie Question - Whats up with wax?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by KevinGordon, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Really? Dipping bottles?
     
  2. yeah I kind of was being sarcastic too
     
  3. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012


    I'll take a guinness in that battle.
     
  4. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (435) California Dec 20, 2012

    I can see how it could be pretty tedious for the batch sizes breweries produce. Maybe there's a better way to do it than by hand, but if most of them are doing it by hand, that's a LOT of beer bottles. Otherwise, I'd assume it's an expensive investment to automate waxing.

    Check this video out:


    In 2010, I think they limited it to 3 or 4 bottles of Dark Lord per person and saw something like 8,000 people in attendance. At low estimates, that's 24,000 bottles hand dipped. Good thing it wasn't just one guy stuck on the waxing line!
     
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