One down, 8,000 to go. Just kidding. What’s up everyone? I just finished bottling my imperial stout and now I’m going to dip the bottles in wax.
How To Wax Seal Beer Bottles: What You Need
The first thing that you’re going to need is some wax, and it looks like this. They’re just small little pieces of wax.
The next item you’ll need is a wax warmer.
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I like to use this quarter inch filament tape. It’s just fiberglass reinforced tape, but you can use fishing line or wire to do the same thing. You also need a pair of scissors to cut the tape.
Another item I like to use is a wooden stick, and I just use this to stir the wax, make sure it’s slowly melted and there’s no hidden chunks in there.
The last thing you’ll need is a cup of water. This is so you can set the wax after you dip it.
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How To Wax Seal Beer Bottles: The Steps
Step one is to get your wax in the warmer and then preheat it. A good temperature range is about 275 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and I have about two inches of wax in there.
But the second thing I like to do is put a thin strip of filament tape directly under the cap. What that allows you to do is easily separate the wax right where you want to tear it or open it later on.
So I like to start on the right side of the bottle and right when I get to the other end, I’m going to leave about an inch of excess tape on there, cut that, and then I’m going to fold this to create a little pull tab.
So this is about a half inch long pull tab, but you can cut that down to a quarter inch if you like.
The next thing is stick the bottle into my wax, so I’ll stick it in there, fully submerge it just for a second or two, and then lift it up and then slowly rotate it to get off some of that excess wax.
What I like to do is allow this to drip down a little bit, just kind of looks cool.
Once you have the wax how you like it, the final step is to stick the tip of the bottle into a cup of water, and just room temperature water is fine.
The purpose of this is to cool down that bottle and set the wax.
All right, everyone. I’m going to finish up the rest of my bottles. Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions, and please don’t forget to subscribe. Cheers.