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Old 09-17-2009, 01:32 AM   #1
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Hi Everybody,
I just bought bunch of beer making stuff from guy on Craigslist who also gave me nearly 200 bottles as well. The problem is that they are Corona bottles and I have no idea how to get the labels off. I have scrubbed the crap out of them but nothing is coming off. I really do not want to throw so many bottles out if I can use them.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #2
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I've read about Corona labels being hard to remove, but for bottles I've cleaned so far a soak in soapy warm water for anywhere from a few hours to 24 hours followed up with a scouring pad is a great way to remove labels.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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ive tried and failed as well, even a razor did not work. i ended up just slaping a label over the top of it.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:47 AM   #4
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never used Corona bottles, but a soak in Oxyclean works AMAZING on everything else I've used - 90% of the labels just end up floating off on their own, the other 10% peel right off.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:48 AM   #5
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Try starsan, check out this thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/anot...starsan-32159/

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:56 AM   #6
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Yeah I use Oxiclean however I don't use corona bottles - they are clear and unless you are carbing and bottle conditioning in a dark place your beer could get off flavors due to light exposure or so ive read.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:59 AM   #7
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Yeah I use Oxiclean however I don't use corona bottles - they are clear and unless you are carbing and bottle conditioning in a dark place your beer could get off flavors due to light exposure or so ive read.
The clear bottles let in UV light and UV light interacts with hops compounds, producing skunky beer. Amber bottles block most (but not all) the UV light, hence why most beer is bottled in amber bottles. See - How to Brew - By John Palmer - Common Off-Flavors (scroll down to near the bottom)

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Old 09-17-2009, 03:37 AM   #8
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aren't corona labels painted on? you're going to have quite a tough time getting those off with anything except a razor blade.

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:05 AM   #9
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Or just paint on an "ry" at the end and call your beer "Coronary"

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:29 AM   #10
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use starsan. i have also used some no mix acid. ill have to look. i fill the bottle with water for weight and stand in a bottle. works a treat for corona. red strip a little harder.

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