Removing Red Stripe Labels without StarSan - Page 5 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Removing Red Stripe Labels without StarSan

Thread Tools
Old 02-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #41
Calichusetts's Avatar
Nov 2011
Plymouth, MA
Posts: 3,012
Liked 499 Times on 299 Posts

Saniclean is a stronger concentration of starsan (same company). But if people are recommending muriatic acid and CLR without results I feel this might not get the job done. Lagunitas has very similar stubby bottles...good luck

Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #42
Jan 2009
Denham Springs, La
Posts: 638
Liked 33 Times on 30 Posts

If you follow that same procedure described with the CLR, i.e. a short cup partially filled to cover only the label and not the neck, you can get the paint off with Castrol Super Clean (found in the automotive supply stores or section at Walmart). There are store brand products called something like "purple power" or something like that which may also work, but the Castrol brand will.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #43
kh54s10's Avatar
Aug 2011
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 11,104
Liked 1721 Times on 1409 Posts

From reading through this thread I get the impression that there are bottles that have more of a paint and others that have more of a glass type label. I guess you might just collect as many bottles as you can then try to remove the label. If it comes off, good. If not recycle the bottle.

Sierra Nevada also uses stubbies.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 12:32 AM   #44
Spanky338's Avatar
Jan 2012
Bellevue, NE
Posts: 30

How about brewing a Red Stripe clone and you won't have to remove the label...(joke)...

Although, when I was in Jamaica, I drank a bunch of Red Stripe...even took a very nice Red Stripe cruise on a 50+ foot sail boat with Mr. Marley blasting on the sound system, over to the Falls and then out to a beautiful reef for drunken snorkeling...that sounds dirtier than it was, but I did get to see a bunch of bikini tops dropping as the ladies swam through the waters...

Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #45
Mar 2010
milford, ma
Posts: 486
Liked 54 Times on 37 Posts

Full Sail Brewery makes two beers, Session Lager and Session Black Lager..both in stubbies with paper labels. I've used them a bunch for 11oz shorts. Bench capper required.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #46
Apr 2012
Posts: 1

Anybody try a razorblade? It's a little work but it comes off.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #47
May 2012
Aberdeen, SD
Posts: 26
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts

I've had success with a wire wheel mounted in a bench grinder, just be careful not to get burned wear good leather gloves. It takes just a few minutes, or you could try a razor blade.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing labels avshockey311 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 34 01-18-2014 03:26 AM
Removing Painted Labels Donasay Bottling/Kegging 6 11-05-2012 07:30 AM
Removing Labels philosofool Bottling/Kegging 12 01-28-2009 09:47 PM
Removing Labels? humboldthomebrew Label Display & Discussion 22 10-14-2006 01:46 AM
Removing Labels... RiversC174 General Techniques 43 07-21-2006 03:41 AM

Forum Jump