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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 Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Really? Dipping bottles?
  2. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    yeah I kind of was being sarcastic too
  3. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

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

    Pecan Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    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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