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Old 06-26-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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How can i get the labels off easily from bottles that i save or get from recycling?

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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A soak in Oxiclean will do it. A few hours and they just float right off for most labels.

Make sure to get the unscented Oxiclean.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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PBW works as well.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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Pick your poison! But I use oxiclean and bleach for as long as I feel like
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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even just plain water works, just let them soak for a bit whatever you do

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A soak in Oxiclean will do it. A few hours and they just float right off for most labels.

Make sure to get the unscented Oxiclean.
The regular oxiclean works just fine
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A soak in Oxiclean will do it. A few hours and they just float right off for most labels.

Make sure to get the unscented Oxiclean.


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If you're on a budget, I recommend 3 things you can get practically for free.

Water (to soak the bottles in for a couple hours)

Elbow

Grease

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I clean my fermenter with PBW or B-Bright, using hot water and soaking for an hour or two. When I'm done with the fermenter the solution goes into a cleaning bucket and in go any unlabeled bottles that need cleaning for a good soak. After I'm done with the unlabeled bottles any labeled ones go in for a 6-12 hour soak, the lables come right off... if they don't the bottles go into the recycle bin. I can usually delable several cases of bottles before the cleaner gets dirty enough to make me stop. Works for me.

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+1 to the oxy/PBW/etc soak. I use a DIY PBW (70/30 oxiclean/TSP90 blend). Labels usually fall off within a day or so. I sometimes need to use a nylon scrubby to get off all the glue residue. Quick rinse and then stored for next bottling day.

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