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Old 11-14-2012, 06:18 PM   #11
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Steam. That's about the only way I've found that works.
Oxi clean soak? If it can't remove the label in 24 hours, I don't know what could.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #12
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Oxi clean soak? If it can't remove the label in 24 hours, I don't know what could.
Never tried it with the White Labs bottles. Steam takes them off in about 60 seconds though, so I never went to the trouble.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #13
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:14 PM   #14
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I drilled a small hole in the top of one and pushed the sensor for my Johnson Controller through it. Filled it with distilled water and hung it in my ferm chamber. Acts as a buffer for the heater control. Kind of like taping the sensor to the side of the fermenter with some insulation.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:20 PM   #15
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What are some other uses for these things? (besides storing yeast in)
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:00 PM   #16
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I might have to dig a couple empty vials out of my junk bucket and try this out. It would be cool to fill them with roasted barley for a stout tap and maybe some mix of 2row/crystal with hops for an ipa tap. It would give people a great visual clue of what their choices are
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Store your pot in them or make a portable bong out of them.


Probably just violated a rule here but it was the first thing that came to mind

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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Steam. That's about the only way I've found that works.
Soak the vial in warm water for an hour. You can then peel off the label. For the goo remaining soak the vial in PBW overnight or for a couple days the goo gets soft and rolls righ off the vial.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #19
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Well I'm all over the tap handles.
Maybe the sensor for the controller also. That would help even out the temp in the kegarator a bit since I wouldn't have to worry about it touching something that influences what it reads.

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They are also good for soaking adjuncts (i.e. vanilla bean in vodka)

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