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Old 11-30-2011, 09:34 PM   #61
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Yeah,some time after my March post I started using an overnight soak in PBW then a dobie & bottle brush to finish them off real quick.
Easier for me...
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:36 PM   #62
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I soak them in bath tub w/ a scoop of Oxy. I do 50 bottles at a crack. Let them sit in the solution for 2hrs. Some labels fall off w/o any help (New Glarus), other lables need some finger nail help, some need a flat razor scraper.

Last phase is to rub them down with a scotch-brite scrubbie. No glue residue.

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Anybody ever find an easy way to get off the labels on Crispin Cider 22oz. bombers? My local watering hole saves them for homebrewers. But IF you can get the label off (soak for 6-8 months first) the glue sits there laughing at you.

I've gotten it off with a razor blade, and then cleaning up the residue with mineral spirits. STILL not easy...and a lot of work.

I just gave away 4 cases of them 'cause I didn't want to deal with them. Nothing I've seen on this thread so far works for them.

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Old 12-01-2011, 02:23 AM   #64
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Anybody ever find an easy way to get off the labels on Crispin Cider 22oz. bombers? My local watering hole saves them for homebrewers. But IF you can get the label off (soak for 6-8 months first) the glue sits there laughing at you.

I've gotten it off with a razor blade, and then cleaning up the residue with mineral spirits. STILL not easy...and a lot of work.

I just gave away 4 cases of them 'cause I didn't want to deal with them. Nothing I've seen on this thread so far works for them.
Use other bottles!
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:31 AM   #65
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Anybody ever find an easy way to get off the labels on Crispin Cider 22oz. bombers? My local watering hole saves them for homebrewers. But IF you can get the label off (soak for 6-8 months first) the glue sits there laughing at you.

I've gotten it off with a razor blade, and then cleaning up the residue with mineral spirits. STILL not easy...and a lot of work.

I just gave away 4 cases of them 'cause I didn't want to deal with them. Nothing I've seen on this thread so far works for them.
Perfect = Bench grinder

Near perfect = angle grinder or a drill

Use a wire wheel, With safety goggles/glasses and be gentle. ALL labels, including the painted on variety, will be off the glass in about 30 seconds...make sure the bottle + label are dry or you will sling sludgy stuff everywhere...

Everything else gets a few hours soak in Oxyfree, then with a SS scrubby/brillo pad they come right off.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:02 AM   #66
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Save your nails. Soak overnight and you'll never have to scratch again.
Depends on how the label was applied. Your method won't work with all bottle labels.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:32 AM   #67
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Depends on how the label was applied. Your method won't work with all bottle labels.
No. Just 99 out of 100. Ditch the stubborn ones. Nails saved.
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Well, this is one of those threads where I say "I use PBW," and then someone chimes in and says "PBW is too expensive, you should use Oxi-Clean" and I say "My water is too hard, Oxi-Clean will leave a white film on the bottle, so I'm gonna keep on using PBW." There. That should save some posts.

Also- all bottles are not created equal. Saranac bottles are a bitch, Sam Adams are (as detailed in earlier posts) easy. I think there may be a post somewhere with a list of hard & easy labels. Easiest bottles are those that have peel-off or shrink-on labels. Guinness bottles are a dream. Just slice off the shrink-on label, and use a pair of needle-nose pliers to pull out the plastic spaceship inside. Two Brothers are peel-off, also easy.
I have hard water also what is ONE. OXY leaves a film on my bottles also
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Sorry auto correct I meant what is PBW

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Sorry auto correct I meant what is PBW
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