With some glue residues that are a pain to remove, I will soak them in a double starsan solution to help remove the glue residue. I usually throw them in that bath after scrubbing off the label if PBW doesn't work to remove the glue. Rahr, Lagunitas and Heineken bottles (for mead) both are a PITA to delabel. The 2x starsan will munch through the glue and it can be wiped off pretty easily when left a few days. Just don't rinse with warm water until the label is removed. Warm water makes them sticky again.
Today my hands are so dry after cleaning bottles for hours yesterday. Starsan cleans the oils off your hands pretty well. Still have tons more to clean, but may do that tomorrow.
When the bottles are a total PITA to remove, I now just chunk them. I have enough already. Lagunitas bottles are a pain, so I usually chunk them and I also hate the short neck clamping area. I am trying to remove those bottles from my collection also.
Started brewing February 2012:
1. German Altbier kit 2. American Pale Ale kit 3. Smoked Porter kit 4. Witbier kit 5. JAOM mead 6. Hoppiness is an IPA 7. Cinnamon Apfelwein 8. English Brown Ale 9. Grape Pyment. 10. Cherry Cinnamon apfelwein 11. Raspberry Requiem. 12. Raspberry JAOM 13. Deception Cream Stout 14. California Common 15. Citrade Pale Ale 16. Cinnamon Apfelwein 17. Starberry Mead 18. German Grandpa Altbier (all grain) 19. Lemon Lime Hefeweizen 20. Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone