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Old 06-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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SO I get a lot of poop from my homebrewing buddies about my Botteling Process. They hassel me becasue 90% of my botteled homebrews are in bottles whose Label has not been removed. I work a FT and PT job, have a SWMBO, and rather spend my time perfecting my brewing process rather than soaking old bottels and removing labels and goo. Afterall isn't half the fun distributing bottels to friends and relatives at different functions to get insight - and by the time they have had a few I have had too much and the last thing I want to do is stumble around and collect the empties. AM I THE ONLY ONE that doesn't give a poop about my labels being removed - I'll tell you what your drinking its, called Heaven.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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I've done the same thing (leave the labels on) and have had people go out and buy some, then ask me where i bought mine cause mine tasted better, thats when i usually tell them that I make my own.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:12 PM   #3
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I don't remove my labels. I think it is wasting my time...
But your friends and family may get confused when they open a hefeweizen and it end up to be a stout.... I guess that's kind of fun.

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #4
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I have a problem with this. I mean come on you probably just started that part time job and usually say up late at night doing not much of anything! Would it kill you to throw a 6 or 12 pack in a sink of water every once in a while and let them soak?

Plus when you tell someone they are getting a belgian pale ale and you hand him a bottle that looks like a Rasberry hefeweizen that can cause some confusion!

De-labled bottles look way nicer!

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #5
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With having commercial and homebrew in the fridge from time to time I and others would get way too confused if I didn't take the labels off. It really isn't as laborious as you're making it sound though. Fill a bucket with oxyclean, let the bottles soak for 24 hours (you need to clean the inside anyway). After 24 hours not much is left on the outside of the bottle anyway. A quick scrub to get any leftover and on the drying rack it goes.

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With having commercial and homebrew in the fridge from time to time I and others would get way too confused if I didn't take the labels off. It really isn't as laborious as you're making it sound though. Fill a bucket with oxyclean, let the bottles soak for 24 hours (you need to clean the inside anyway). After 24 hours not much is left on the outside of the bottle anyway. A quick scrub to get any leftover and on the drying rack it goes.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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There is more than one way to label your beer in order to decifer it from the other ones - marking caps works for me. So Common So Cheap.

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My bottles go in a solution of PBW, labels come off in about an hour or two. But if you still don't remove the labels just slap a piece of masking tape over the label and write what's in the bottle. Confusion destroyed.

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:12 PM   #9
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I sanitize in a dishwasher, so if I don't take off the labels, they clog up the works. A couple hours in oxyclean takes 'em right off.

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #10
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I remove all my labels, but I'll admit i'm a little OCD about this stuff.

In fact I almost cut two fingers off yesterday using a box cutter to remove extra thick foil on a wine bottle neck.

Right about the time I thought I should cut away from my own hand was the same time the box cutter attacked me.

I'll be fine though

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