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Old 06-30-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default So who here DOES NOT de-label bottles?

I used to de-label all my bottles when I started brewing. Many of those bottles have either been broken or never returned back to me. So now, I'm starting with a whole bunch of newer labeled ones. I was going to start removing the labels and thought to myself "what the @#$% for and who cares?" I rate de-labeling bottles right up there with brew day cleanup. I'd much rather spend time making beer than screwing around with labels and rinsing 150+ bottles. Especially since I drink most of it anyway and I couldn't care less what the bottle looks like as long as the beer tastes good. So who's with me?

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Yeah, I stopped doing it too.

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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Put bottles in bucket or bathtub. Fill with water. Add some oxyclean. Labels fall off. Seems like almost zero effort. That I can do.

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Put bottles in bucket or bathtub. Fill with water. Add some oxyclean. Labels fall off. Seems like almost zero effort. That I can do.
That's what I used to do, but actual zero effort is better. I rinse all my bottles after pouring (or buy new ones, but no labels on those), so they don't need a cleaning anyways.
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Last couple years I haven't bothered either.

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Put bottles in bucket or bathtub. Fill with water. Add some oxyclean. Labels fall off. Seems like almost zero effort. That I can do.
Thats exactly what I would do but its still a complete pain in the ass. Especially bending over the entire time to rinse them all. No thanks. I'm not getting any younger and my back isn't getting any less painful.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:43 AM   #7
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I guess the OCD gets the better of me. I have to take the labels off. I wont even keep a Stone bottle cuz of the screen printing LOL. Different strokes....

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Thats exactly what I would do but its still a complete pain in the ass. Especially bending over the entire time to rinse them all. No thanks. I'm not getting any younger and my back isn't getting any less painful.
I hear you. I have the MRIs to prove I know exactly what you are talking about. A bit of that kind of bending and I'm done for the day.
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I guess the OCD gets the better of me. I have to take the labels off. I wont even keep a Stone bottle cuz of the screen printing LOL. Different strokes....
I found even the paint (or whatever) comes off in oxyclean.
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I guess the OCD gets the better of me. I have to take the labels off. I wont even keep a Stone bottle cuz of the screen printing LOL. Different strokes....
^^^ that's me too, OCD and brewing are a strange combination.
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