Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > heineken labels

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
jerly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 169
Default heineken labels

I have a friend who has access to an endless supply of heineken bottles. The labels are the clear plastic kind. Does anyone have a solution that removes those kind of labels without a lot of elbow grease?

__________________
jerly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
ian
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ian's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pendleton, SC USA
Posts: 476
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

nope, I HATE those plastic labels. You end up just having to rip them off and they leave all that adhesive behind. Then you can soak them and the adhesive will most likely come off - although I've never tried it on a Heineken bottle before.

__________________
ian is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
Jester
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jester's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 611
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have a lot of heineken bottles and what I've done and seems to be the easiest is just peel the labels off and the soak the bottles in a little hot water... and then the adhesive wipes right off... its not that hard... I've had a harder time with some paper labels... good luck...

Jester

__________________
Jester is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 04:00 PM   #4
El Pistolero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,598
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerly
I have a friend who has access to an endless supply of heineken bottles. The labels are the clear plastic kind. Does anyone have a solution that removes those kind of labels without a lot of elbow grease?
Soak them in oxyclean then peel off the labels...the adhesive will still be on the bottle, but a quick rub with a scruffy will take that off.
__________________

[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

El Pistolero is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 04:46 PM   #5
mbeattie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sussex County, NJ
Posts: 50
Default

I dont know. I have had the hardest time with amstel light bottles. They have the same plastic labels...

I can usually peel off most of the label, but the adhesive is left behind, and as much as I soak it in my 150 degree tap water, it doesnt come off.

__________________
mbeattie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 04:57 PM   #6
SteveM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Philadelphia area
Posts: 1,565
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 90

Default

Four replies and no one questioning the wisdom of using green bottles yet? This must be a new record!

__________________
SteveM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 05:03 PM   #7
El Pistolero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,598
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveM
Four replies and no one questioning the wisdom of using green bottles yet? This must be a new record!
I was gonna let him slide on the green bottles so I could jump down his throat later for using corn sugar.

Besides, it's really a sin to be using twelve oz bottles anyway, so what difference does it make if they're green.
__________________

[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

El Pistolero is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 05:22 PM   #8
jerly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 169
Default

I'm completely aware of the green bottle thing, and I am going to store them in a dark place. I learned my lesson about the corn sugar on my first batch. I did mention that the heineken bottles were free, and I have used up my 2 cases of the good brown bottles I have purchased. I will gladly take a donation of bottles if you would like to send them to me.

Love

Jerly

__________________
jerly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 05:39 PM   #9
Jester
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jester's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 611
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have a ton of heineken bottles, but I am slowly converting to all guiness bottles... there brown and the labels arent glued to the bottle...

__________________
Jester is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 05:44 PM   #10
Pumbaa
I prefer 23383
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Pumbaa's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,230
Liked 69 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default

Quote:
Four replies and no one questioning the wisdom of using green bottles yet? This must be a new record!
I'll bite . . .

The whole "GAWD FORBID YOU ARENT USEING BROWN BOTTLES" is dumb

It's not like you are storing your beer on the surface of the sun or out in the middle of the back yard. I would guess MOST of us store them in some sort of closed case, in a closet, fridge, or in some other dark place and the only time our beer sees the light of day is just b4 you pour it into galss or when you open the door to get to them. I'm not 100% sure here but I'm willing to wager 1 batch (5 gallons) that beer DOES NOT go skunky from light exposure so fast that the 3 seconds of sunlight that MIGHT hit a bottle would be a problem. If you are shipping your beer ok, then brown is the way to go but otherwise who cares.

This thread is now successfully de-railed
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P.J. O'Rourke
"There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself."
Pumbaa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Use for used Heineken Keg? iggy_fenton General Beer Discussion 20 11-03-2011 04:01 PM
heineken 5L keg ?????? WheaYaAt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 09-21-2008 06:24 PM
Heineken Chris_Dog Commercial Brew Discussion 23 07-08-2008 09:29 PM
plastic heineken and amstel light labels benner81 Equipment/Sanitation 8 07-10-2007 05:06 AM