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Old 04-03-2012, 03:40 AM   #91
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:18 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by hairydogbrewing View Post
oxyclean free in hot water.

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:02 AM   #93
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I didn't read through all 10 pages *_* But absolutely the easiest way?
Run a huge load of bottles through the dishwasher. The labels fall off (for the most part)
Some leave some glue residue and some don't. I usually run about 30 though the bottom part of the dishwasher and it's awesome. Also, it's a nice way to preclean before sanitizing.

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by jpass00 View Post
What is the best way to remove labels from old beer bottles?
Spray or soak it with Liquid Solution like Mr Muscle or any bathroom cleaner and then after 3 to 5 min. scrub it with cloth. It will also remove the residue or the adhesive of the sticker in the battle.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:00 AM   #95
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Originally Posted by enotzkie View Post
Spray or soak it with Liquid Solution like Mr Muscle or any bathroom cleaner and then after 3 to 5 min. scrub it with cloth. It will also remove the residue or the adhesive of the sticker in the battle.
I'd recommend against using harsh bathroom cleaners on/around food storage containers, my two cents.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:44 PM   #96
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A decal remover from the auto parts store works wonders on even the most stubborn of labels.[LEFT][/LEFT

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:52 AM   #97
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I get empty plastic kitty litter buckets and put as many bottles as i can fit in it pour in about 1/2 cup of bleach, and fill with hot water. Then I let it sit. For a month! The kitty litter buckets are nice because you can stack them up, even full. After a month you can wipe the labels off if they have water soluble glue. I have run into a few that require a scrub brush. They are just a PITA..

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Old 04-25-2012, 05:58 AM   #98
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I 'wish' the labels off my bottles.

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:38 AM   #99
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Oxyclean. Just put dos equis, saranac, and grolsch bottles in a bucket with oxyclean for a few hours, and the labels all literally fell off... no scrubbing.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #100
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The real problem... Lets all get on the same page, glue or lables? Is everyone here an oxyclean sales rep? Why add anything $$$ just to soak off a paper label? Just plain old water soaks off labels. Hot, cold, doesn't matter. Heck, how many times over the years have we all reached into a cooler full of ice to grab a cold one that's been in there half the day, and the label slides right off? I believe the REAL problem most people are looking to find an answer to, is removing the glue that's left behind. Still trying to figure that out myself. You need the right solvent to dissolve it so it washes away easily. I'm not going to sit there and scrub for hours. This is where the REAL problem lies. It stands to reason that different bottlers likely use different types of adhesive, so there will be no one-size-fits-all solution. The bottles I'm trying to clean from GLBC, water doesn't work on the glue. Neither did mineral spirits. I'll try veg oil next, and if needed, ammonia after that. Maybe it'll be a citrus based solvent. It really depends on the nature of the adhesive. Something out there will do the job. I'm not scrubbing!

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