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Old 05-22-2009, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default Easiest way to remove labels?

So I have a mish mosh of pop top bottles from my father-in-law. What's the easiest way to remove the labels? Some of them are glued on pretty good. Just try and peel and wash with soapy water? Can I use goo-gone or something similiar? I assume I wouldn't want to get that stuff inside the bottle though.

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Old 05-22-2009, 03:11 AM   #2
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Yep, that's never been discussed here before. (click it, it's a link)

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Old 05-22-2009, 03:12 AM   #3
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Soak in oxy clean for an hour or two, they will fall right off.

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Old 05-22-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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buy beers that the labels come off easy.....a good one? Black Butte porter....A better one? Warsteiner Dunkel, they fall right off with hot water.......

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I used to be pretty anal about getting the labels off. I have since quit worrying about it all together. I sanitise my bottles in the dishwasher...after a few batches it will take care of any labels. Cheap, easy, stress free, lazy way of doing it.

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Old 05-22-2009, 10:53 AM   #6
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Bi carb soda and soak. Labels will just fall off. Too easy and much cheaper than using your brew cleaners.

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:01 AM   #7
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hot water soak + scour pad = comes right off

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If you are in a club, go help judge at competitions and you can usually get cases of cleaned bottles at the end.

Let someone else do the hard part.

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Soak in oxy clean for an hour or two, they will fall right off.
OxyClean works great for me too. Just give them a soak. Then use a scrub pad to clean up any residual glue. Most labels just fall off.
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I just removed labels from 50 bottles the other night. I used oxiclean in my untility sink. I soaked the bottles overnight, so the next evening when I went to remove the lables, most of the lables were floating in the water. All I had to do was rinse the residual glue off of the bottles. Total time spend: about 25 minutes.

I have about another 8 cases of bottles that need the lables removed. I'll use the same process.

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