New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Silk screened or painted label removal




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
cubbyandmel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 8
Default Silk screened or painted label removal

This was part of a discussion on another thread but I thought it worthy of posting here too. In attempting to remove labels from Red Stripe bottles for home bottling I have discovered that CLR (Calcium Lime Rust) cleaner removes the painted label in 20-30 minutes with little to no scrubbing at all. I filled the bottle with water and set it in a glass with about 1.5 inches of CLR in it (you have to be careful it does not over flow). Below is an image of how I did it. I have not tested on other painted or screened labels, however, I suspect it will work as well. So, for all of you who love the stubby bottle look for your homebrew, cheers.



__________________

Ryan Culbertson
Navy flier, dad, and husband
"God, Your sky is so big and my plane is so crummy. Please don't let me eat it." - H.M. Murdock

cubbyandmel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
Kerberbb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Owasso, Oklahoma
Posts: 120
Default

Have you used this same technique on Coronoa bottles? I am just curious if it is something in the Red Stripe labels, or if it applies to all labels?



__________________
Kerberbb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 12:37 AM   #3
cubbyandmel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 8
Default

Testing on a Corona bottle right now. I will let you know in about 30 minutes.

__________________

Ryan Culbertson
Navy flier, dad, and husband
"God, Your sky is so big and my plane is so crummy. Please don't let me eat it." - H.M. Murdock

cubbyandmel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 02:31 AM   #4
cubbyandmel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 8
Default

Works exactly the same on Corona bottles as well. It is probably safe to assume it will work on everyhting. But, you know what happens when you assume.

__________________

Ryan Culbertson
Navy flier, dad, and husband
"God, Your sky is so big and my plane is so crummy. Please don't let me eat it." - H.M. Murdock

cubbyandmel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 02:41 AM   #5
mordantly
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westside..... CenCal - the country that'll never take away my guns or money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 3,946
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

the tall boys from red stripe are the coolest followed by carta blanca 32s.

__________________
mordantly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 02:42 AM   #6
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,794
Liked 2661 Times on 1606 Posts
Likes Given: 3452

Default

Wow, never thought of CLR...Have you tried it with Rogue's silkscreen?

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 03:29 AM   #7
Banjoman76
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Owosso MI
Posts: 159
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

I may have to try this technique on the Nittany Ale bottles that I got from Midwest Supplies.

__________________
Banjoman76 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 06:05 AM   #8
cubbyandmel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 8
Default

I have only tested on Red Stripe and Corona. I am pretty sure it will work with any type of silk screen.

__________________

Ryan Culbertson
Navy flier, dad, and husband
"God, Your sky is so big and my plane is so crummy. Please don't let me eat it." - H.M. Murdock

cubbyandmel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 06:09 PM   #9
jaxn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Nashville
Posts: 93
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Dang. When I think of all the Rogue bottles I've thrown away....

Thanks for posting this.

__________________
jaxn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2010, 04:26 AM   #10
Tilldeath
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 425
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Maybe I'm crazy, but I thought i saw somewhere u can use starsan to remove silk screening also?? Don't know if this is undiluted or not.



__________________

“If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do much what as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly.”

Tilldeath is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old label removal? Riever Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 02-21-2012 02:03 PM
best label removal techniques mojorooks Label Display & Discussion 34 02-09-2009 03:06 PM
Label Removal Experiment drbell Label Display & Discussion 10 01-25-2008 07:31 AM
Label Removal Reverend JC Bottling/Kegging 7 07-31-2006 12:16 PM
Label Removal sudsmonkey Bottling/Kegging 8 01-16-2006 09:16 PM