New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Red Stripe Bottle Label Removal




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
bytemyfoot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bytemyfoot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Jersey, NJ
Posts: 105
Default Red Stripe Bottle Label Removal

I've been collecting Red Stripe bottles to bottle with because I think they look good. Today, I started soaking them in StarSan because I read here that it would remove the paint. That is true for most of them. There are a few that still look pristine after hours of soaking and occasional scrubbing with steel wool. The other bottles, the paint was all smeary after soaking and came right off with steel wool. Any suggestions on removing the paint from the holdouts?



__________________
Quarter Mile Brewing Co.'s Taplist,
courtesy of RaspberryPints
bytemyfoot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
MSUConrad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 198
Default

Try a soaking in full strength vinegar. We used that to stip the 20 yr paint off of some hinges we wanted to re-use.

NOTE: DO NOT POUR THE VINEGAR ON YOUR GRASS!! It will die and be dead for a long, long, time.



__________________
MSUConrad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 02:04 PM   #3
Bernie Brewer
Grouchy Old Fart
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bernie Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eldorado, WI
Posts: 7,539
Liked 106 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I don't know about the baked-on paint for those bottles, but mineral spirits will remove just about anything. Nail polish remover might do it, too.

__________________
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

"Why don't we get drunk and screw?" Jimmy Buffett
Bernie Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,786
Liked 2657 Times on 1602 Posts
Likes Given: 3446

Default

I had RS 12 bottles...6 of them were stored under my sink for about 4 years...and six more I got from my nextdoor neighbor...

Well six of them came clean in the regular strength concentration of starsan water after 2 weeks...

The other six are still just as solid after soaking in the double strength solution

I wish I had thought to mark which stripe bottles were which, to know if it was the older bottles that came clean or not...methinks maybe redstripe changed the chemistry of their paint at some point.

I wonder if different bottling plants have different paint, or what, but it seems to be that you are having the same issue as I did.

I don't think vinegar would work, it's really a weaker acid than starsan....

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 03:16 PM   #5
Daddymem
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: WarehamI?, Massachusetts
Posts: 651
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

What are you using for a capper? I saved RS bottles and did one batch with my wing style and it was a bit akward to do. A lot harder than standard bottles due to that stubby neck. Not impossible, just harder. I ended up turning mine in for the redemption and stick to longnecks now.


Last edited by Daddymem; 09-27-2009 at 03:16 PM. Reason: fat fingers
Daddymem is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 03:18 PM   #6
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,786
Liked 2657 Times on 1602 Posts
Likes Given: 3446

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddymem View Post
What are you using for a capper? I saved RS bottles and did one batch with my wing style and it was a bit akward to do. A lot harder than standard bottles due to that stubby neck. Not impossible, just harder. I ended up turning mine in for the redemption and stick to longnecks now.
I never had problems with my wing capper and Red Stripe bottles. I just pressed a little harder, but they capped fine, I did my belgian strong in a bunch of them, both with and wothout the print on them.
__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
bytemyfoot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bytemyfoot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Jersey, NJ
Posts: 105
Default

Any advice on how to apply the mineral spirits? It seems like a bad idea to let it get inside the bottles.

__________________
Quarter Mile Brewing Co.'s Taplist,
courtesy of RaspberryPints
bytemyfoot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #8
Bernie Brewer
Grouchy Old Fart
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bernie Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eldorado, WI
Posts: 7,539
Liked 106 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bytemyfoot View Post
Any advice on how to apply the mineral spirits? It seems like a bad idea to let it get inside the bottles.

Just rub it on with a rag or paper towels.
__________________
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

"Why don't we get drunk and screw?" Jimmy Buffett
Bernie Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #9
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,786
Liked 2657 Times on 1602 Posts
Likes Given: 3446

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bytemyfoot View Post
Any advice on how to apply the mineral spirits? It seems like a bad idea to let it get inside the bottles.
A rag would give you the best control.
__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2009, 03:35 PM   #10
Xakk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 123
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Mineral spirits are a natural laxative. Won't kill you to get some in your beer, but you may have to call that batch a Colon Cleansing Brew



__________________
Xakk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old label removal? Riever Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 02-21-2012 02:03 PM
USED Bottle Label Glue Removal cabanabob Bottling/Kegging 6 06-26-2009 01:50 AM
Heineken bottle label removal ZooBrew Bottling/Kegging 12 12-13-2008 02:38 PM
Label Removal Reverend JC Bottling/Kegging 7 07-31-2006 12:16 PM
Label Removal sudsmonkey Bottling/Kegging 8 01-16-2006 09:16 PM