Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > removing labels with beer in it...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
deranged_hermit
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 70
Default removing labels with beer in it...

hey guys, has anyone ever encountered any problems with removing the labels from bottles when there is beer inside? my roommate just bottled his newcastle, and all the bottles have the old labels on them. is it okay to use oxyclean in the appropriate amount and submerge those bottles for extended periods of time to remove the labels? i dont want to wreck the beer, but i'd also like to remove the labels at the same time.

__________________
Primary: nein
Secondary: Bavarian Dunkelweizen (11/20)
Bottled:
6.6.06 Ale (4/12)
Oatmeal Stout (4/20)
On deck:
Stella Artois
deranged_hermit is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-03-2006, 11:43 PM   #2
rewster451
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rewster451's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: columbia, MO
Posts: 497
Default

If the water isn't too warm it shouldn't be a problem. If the cap can seal beer and pressure in there, it'll keep anything else from getting in. If the water is too warm (or too cold) you might shock your yeast. If they're already carbonated, don't worry about a thing.

__________________
Up next: Big Brew Off competition between me and Kaptain Karma as one team, and my two roommates as another--We'll be brewing Pale Ales with specifications on malts, hops, and total yeild to see who's version is better (and to end up with ten total gallons of great beer).
Also up soon: Belgian Dubbel
Primary: Grampa's Woodshed Apple Smoked Porter
Secondary: Zombiefoot California Common, Chocolate Strong Porter
Drinking: Seamus O'Drunkagan Irish Red, Humble Pie Imperial Stout, Capricorn IPA
rewster451 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-03-2006, 11:46 PM   #3
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 84 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Man, you guys...what are you thinking??? You don't want to change (warm) the temp of the beer...

Just put a damn giant X through the label with a big magic marker until the bottles empty!

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2006, 12:04 AM   #4
rewster451
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rewster451's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: columbia, MO
Posts: 497
Default

I would assume that the oxyclean would get the label off even if it was pretty cold. I don't really see a problem with that. I guess maybe you wouldn't want to warm it up, no matter what stage of conditioning it's in though.

__________________
Up next: Big Brew Off competition between me and Kaptain Karma as one team, and my two roommates as another--We'll be brewing Pale Ales with specifications on malts, hops, and total yeild to see who's version is better (and to end up with ten total gallons of great beer).
Also up soon: Belgian Dubbel
Primary: Grampa's Woodshed Apple Smoked Porter
Secondary: Zombiefoot California Common, Chocolate Strong Porter
Drinking: Seamus O'Drunkagan Irish Red, Humble Pie Imperial Stout, Capricorn IPA
rewster451 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2006, 10:28 PM   #5
Caplan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,165
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Why do you need to remove the labels now???? Wait til they're empty and then do it!

__________________
Caplan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2006, 10:43 PM   #6
RichBrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RichBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,757
Liked 83 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 67

Default

Instead of Oxyclean use some ammonia mixed in cold water. Use enough to cover the labels. The labels will slide off by themselves in about a day

__________________

Cheers,
Rich

RichBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2006, 12:54 AM   #7
subwyking
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
subwyking's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Omaha, NE
Posts: 439
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

now first off i agree that you should just wait till they are empty. but if you feel like you have to remove the labels now, oxy clean will remove them with really cold water. i used water from the outside faucet last time i removed a bunch of labels. the water had to have been 40 degrees. it worked like a charm.

__________________
Brewing as often as life will let me.
subwyking 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
Removing labels avshockey311 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 34 01-18-2014 02:26 AM
Removing labels from beer bottles. jpass00 Bottling/Kegging 105 04-10-2013 01:47 PM
Removing Commercial Beer Labels rurounikitsune Bottling/Kegging 44 05-22-2012 01:30 PM
Removing Labels philosofool Bottling/Kegging 12 01-28-2009 08:47 PM
Removing Labels? humboldthomebrew Label Display & Discussion 22 10-14-2006 01:46 AM