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mdwmonster 01-08-2010 03:07 PM

Maybe the worst ever..... (label removal)
 
So, a buddy of mine supplies me with most of my empty bottles, and I return the favor by filling some of them for him. Anyway, he gave me some bottles from the Crown Valley Brewery in Ste. Genevieve, MO. I have not had their beer and don't know if it is good or crap....but DAMN THOSE ARE THE WORST LABELS EVER. They are like some kind of waterproof sticker. Soaked in water with some Sam Adams and Schlafly (maybe the easiest label to strip) for 2 days. SA and Schlafly peeled right off. Not the Crown Valley. Into the Oxyclean overnight. Still nothing. Had to take a razor blade to get the edge up, then pliers to pull them off. They did come of clean (after some profanity) without much residue on the bottle, but still......what a PITA.

Ok, so I know maybe you don't care, but I just wanted to vent my frustrations to a crowd that might at least be somewhat sympathetic.

bennyd 01-08-2010 03:15 PM

So far after washing 6 cases of freebies, I've found the easiest labels to get off are Newcastle. The most horrible PITA labels I've had so far are Heineken.

IceFisherChris 01-08-2010 03:25 PM

I usually just leave the labels on, extra trouble for me... but I also don't put my own on. I label the cap with a sharpie.

Trevor57 01-08-2010 03:33 PM

Sounds like Southern Tier. I just leave the labels on and those are the ones I give away, and don't care if I get back.

moosetav 01-08-2010 04:31 PM

Spaten labels to me are much easier than even Newcastle. 5 minute soak in warm water and they fall off themselves. Quick wipe with a damp cloth and residue is gone. I do loves me some Optimator so this is a good thing.

carnevoodoo 01-08-2010 04:34 PM

You guys bottle in clear and green glass?

wizardofza 01-08-2010 04:38 PM

+1 on the Southern Tier. I've given up trying to get those off.

kkocher13 01-08-2010 04:47 PM

Southhampton labels are ridiculous. I soaked them a week in oxyclean a they wouldn't budge.

lustreking 01-08-2010 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdwmonster (Post 1794515)
So, a buddy of mine supplies me with most of my empty bottles, and I return the favor by filling some of them for him. Anyway, he gave me some bottles from the Crown Valley Brewery in Ste. Genevieve, MO. I have not had their beer and don't know if it is good or crap....but DAMN THOSE ARE THE WORST LABELS EVER. They are like some kind of waterproof sticker.

I have no experience with that brewery, but they may be like the Weyerbacher labels that I'm familiar with.

For Weyerbacher labels, I hit them with a heat gun for a couple seconds, and they peel right off, no soaking or scrubbing needed.

Give it a shot, they may become your favorite labels ever!

VictorWI 01-08-2010 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moosetav (Post 1794762)
Spaten labels to me are much easier than even Newcastle. 5 minute soak in warm water and they fall off themselves. Quick wipe with a damp cloth and residue is gone. I do loves me some Optimator so this is a good thing.

+1
I thought maybe I just got lucky once with them, the next 6-pack was just as easy.


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