Removing labels from beer bottles. - Page 7 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Removing labels from beer bottles.
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-30-2011, 10:34 PM   #61
unionrdr
Author?,...whaaa?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 37,941
Liked 3510 Times on 3020 Posts


Yeah,some time after my March post I started using an overnight soak in PBW then a dobie & bottle brush to finish them off real quick.
Easier for me...


__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 10:36 PM   #62
bigbeergeek
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,081
Liked 122 Times on 100 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by iX_Xi View Post
I soak them in bath tub w/ a scoop of Oxy. I do 50 bottles at a crack. Let them sit in the solution for 2hrs. Some labels fall off w/o any help (New Glarus), other lables need some finger nail help, some need a flat razor scraper.

Last phase is to rub them down with a scotch-brite scrubbie. No glue residue.

--james
Save your nails. Soak overnight and you'll never have to scratch again.


__________________
"Good people drink good beer." -HST

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 03:22 AM   #63
porterguy
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
st charles, il
Posts: 156
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts


Anybody ever find an easy way to get off the labels on Crispin Cider 22oz. bombers? My local watering hole saves them for homebrewers. But IF you can get the label off (soak for 6-8 months first) the glue sits there laughing at you.

I've gotten it off with a razor blade, and then cleaning up the residue with mineral spirits. STILL not easy...and a lot of work.

I just gave away 4 cases of them 'cause I didn't want to deal with them. Nothing I've seen on this thread so far works for them.
__________________
"Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?" -Frank Zappa

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 03:23 AM   #64
bigbeergeek
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,081
Liked 122 Times on 100 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by porterguy View Post
Anybody ever find an easy way to get off the labels on Crispin Cider 22oz. bombers? My local watering hole saves them for homebrewers. But IF you can get the label off (soak for 6-8 months first) the glue sits there laughing at you.

I've gotten it off with a razor blade, and then cleaning up the residue with mineral spirits. STILL not easy...and a lot of work.

I just gave away 4 cases of them 'cause I didn't want to deal with them. Nothing I've seen on this thread so far works for them.
Use other bottles!
__________________
"Good people drink good beer." -HST

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 03:31 AM   #65
Zamial
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
WI
Posts: 3,168
Liked 176 Times on 157 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by porterguy View Post
Anybody ever find an easy way to get off the labels on Crispin Cider 22oz. bombers? My local watering hole saves them for homebrewers. But IF you can get the label off (soak for 6-8 months first) the glue sits there laughing at you.

I've gotten it off with a razor blade, and then cleaning up the residue with mineral spirits. STILL not easy...and a lot of work.

I just gave away 4 cases of them 'cause I didn't want to deal with them. Nothing I've seen on this thread so far works for them.
Perfect = Bench grinder

Near perfect = angle grinder or a drill

Use a wire wheel, With safety goggles/glasses and be gentle. ALL labels, including the painted on variety, will be off the glass in about 30 seconds...make sure the bottle + label are dry or you will sling sludgy stuff everywhere...

Everything else gets a few hours soak in Oxyfree, then with a SS scrubby/brillo pad they come right off.
__________________
I'm not drunk, I'm from Wisconsin.
We have been out drinking your state since 1848!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 04:02 AM   #66
iaefebs
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
West Coast, MI
Posts: 2,655
Liked 245 Times on 177 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbeergeek View Post
Save your nails. Soak overnight and you'll never have to scratch again.
Depends on how the label was applied. Your method won't work with all bottle labels.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 04:32 AM   #67
bigbeergeek
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,081
Liked 122 Times on 100 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by iaefebs View Post
Depends on how the label was applied. Your method won't work with all bottle labels.
No. Just 99 out of 100. Ditch the stubborn ones. Nails saved.
__________________
"Good people drink good beer." -HST

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 04:45 AM   #68
jjotmo
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Dewitt, MI
Posts: 110
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by rico567
Well, this is one of those threads where I say "I use PBW," and then someone chimes in and says "PBW is too expensive, you should use Oxi-Clean" and I say "My water is too hard, Oxi-Clean will leave a white film on the bottle, so I'm gonna keep on using PBW." There. That should save some posts.

Also- all bottles are not created equal. Saranac bottles are a bitch, Sam Adams are (as detailed in earlier posts) easy. I think there may be a post somewhere with a list of hard & easy labels. Easiest bottles are those that have peel-off or shrink-on labels. Guinness bottles are a dream. Just slice off the shrink-on label, and use a pair of needle-nose pliers to pull out the plastic spaceship inside. Two Brothers are peel-off, also easy.
I have hard water also what is ONE. OXY leaves a film on my bottles also

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 04:46 AM   #69
jjotmo
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Dewitt, MI
Posts: 110
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Sorry auto correct I meant what is PBW

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #70
unionrdr
Author?,...whaaa?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 37,941
Liked 3510 Times on 3020 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jjotmo View Post
Sorry auto correct I meant what is PBW
Powdered Brewer's Wash from 5 star chemical.


__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Labels From Bottles ghostbrewer Bottling/Kegging 43 03-23-2010 03:17 PM
Removing labels from commercial bottles mjs483 General Techniques 19 02-15-2008 04:49 PM
removing labels from bottles hoppedup Bottling/Kegging 6 07-17-2006 06:41 AM
removing labels with beer in it... deranged_hermit Bottling/Kegging 6 03-06-2006 01:54 AM
Removing labels from bottles crum Bottling/Kegging 47 11-26-2005 03:34 AM


Forum Jump