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Fizzycist 02-22-2012 04:36 AM

Worst salvage bottles?
For all you bottle salvagers out there, what are your most hated bottles? I think we can take as given screw tops, non-brown, etc. so what bottles should work for you but just don't?

I was just cleaning a salvaged case when I had a struggle with Bobo's Robust Porter from Big Sky. Looked like a freakin paper label like everything else, but it would not come off! Also, anything with foil on the neck! What do they do? Super glue that crap on?

BeardtreeBrewing 02-22-2012 04:41 AM

Dos Equis labels are impossible to delabel. I soak everything in oxy clean and all the labels float to the top except those damn dos Equis bottles... I have found magic hat to be a pain as well.

cmendo2005 02-22-2012 04:52 AM

I second that Beardtree, but for me even more so is the pint sized Genesee beer bottles. Tough to get the label off and just never seem clean to me -_-

QtAle85 02-22-2012 04:59 AM

I suggest a small nylon scraper, will take paper, foil, glue clear off. Often times I can get a label cleared off w/o soaking

Fizzycist 02-22-2012 11:00 AM

I've got one of those scrapers and it works great for paper labels but it doesn't do crap for foil for me. I got a bunch of Optimator bottles that I just don't even want.

BrewKnurd 02-22-2012 11:06 AM

rogue bombers. back when i was in real need of bottles, i was able to use star-san to get the paint off of stone labels, but that didn't do anything against the rogue paint.

E-Mursed 02-22-2012 11:40 AM

The glue they are using these days is my problem.

I can get the label off, but the damn glue is almost impossible.

BrewThruYou 02-22-2012 02:51 PM

Worst for me are Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA. Glue just wouldn't come off. Ended up recycling them.

Fritobandito 02-22-2012 03:07 PM

I tried taking a label off of a Short's beer once and it was impossible. I don't even bother trying with their bottles anymore.

profbaker11 02-22-2012 04:48 PM

I hate dos equis labels, on the bright side, Sam Adams bottles are crazy easy.

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