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Old 03-11-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Bell's beer bottles?

I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with re-using Bell's bottles for their brews?

What bottles have you guys had good luck with?

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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But their labels are a PITA to remove

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:40 PM   #5
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But their labels are a PITA to remove
+1 if anyone wants them in SE Michigan I have bags full.
PITA to remove the labels and PITA to take them back to the paint store when Meijers/VG's won't take them. Larry Bell must really want his bottles back.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:58 PM   #6
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I have not had that issue. I mixed up some Oxy Clean in a big tub and let the bottles soak for a day or so. The labels just fell of the bottles I had.

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I have not had that issue. I mixed up some Oxy Clean in a big tub and let the bottles soak for a day or so. The labels just fell of the bottles I had.
I have had similar success with them. I have about a case soaking right now and the labels are starting to come off on their own after 12 hrs.
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I find their labels exceptionally easy to remove, a 10 min soak in hot oxyclean and they are floating. I use a lot of their bottles and they are fine, I have even bought cases of them from the homebrew shop a few times...they are like $4 for a case of 12.

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I have had similar success with them. I have about a case soaking right now and the labels are starting to come off on their own after 12 hrs.

Same here. Not a problem at all.
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Yea, hot water and Oxyclean. Just let 'em sit for awhile.

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