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Old 01-25-2007, 01:45 AM   #21
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Scotch Brite pads (the green ones) help to remove the most stubborn labels (Petes Wicked Ale and Amstel) after soaking in oxyclean. The best solution I have found is to buy beers from Big Sky Brewing if you can. Most importantly, their beers are excellent and the labels come off faster than a cheerleaders dress on prom night.(Lord, I apologize). Look for Moose Drool, Powder Hound or Slow Elk from Big Sky.

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Old 01-25-2007, 01:52 AM   #22
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I may be wrong but I believe that when I tried to use a amstel light bottle for my brew the capper would not work because the lip is shorter on Amstel light bottles.

I can't recall for sure it has been a while, but just in case give it a shot before your brew is done just to be sure.

Just trying to save you some time learned from my mistake

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Old 01-25-2007, 08:09 AM   #23
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I recently bottled with random bottles, some Amstel Light, they worked just fine for me.

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:29 PM   #24
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Old speckled Hen bottles have been my worst so far, the labels seem to be made out of plastic/foil which doesn't rip off like normal paper labels, even after a soak. And when I did manage to prise a corner away, the glue made sure I got no further. I just gave up and bottled anyway.
I don't if we're talking the same type of labels (I haven't had an OSH in awhile and the labels here in the US might be different), but I'm finding plastic 'contact' labels that have a sort of contact glue on them on more and more beers. Two Brothers Brewing and Lake Louie Brewing both use them.

They aren't made of paper, but rather, a very thin vinyl-like material. And they won't soak off. Instead, they peel off! Just fill the bottles with hot tap water, let them set for 5-10 mins. to loosen the contact glue, then peel them right off!
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:07 PM   #25
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Yeah, I've been saving my 22 oz. Two Bros. Cane & Ebel bottles. Those labels peel right off under warm water and what little glue remains wipes of with a little sponging. NICE! And it sure is fun to empty those Cane & Ebels. Love that stuff. I'll be using some of those to bottle my IPA this weekend.

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Old 02-04-2007, 02:06 AM   #26
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Default What is Oxyclean?

Not available in Australia? What is it basically an oxygen bleach product?

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