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Old 01-08-2010, 08:44 PM   #21
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So far after washing 6 cases of freebies, I've found the easiest labels to get off are Newcastle. The most horrible PITA labels I've had so far are Heineken.
WTH are you doing trying to salvage green bottles? Those things are only good for beach glass.

Edit: It appears I am late to the game to give you a buncha crap about it. :-P


 
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:57 PM   #22
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Worst I've had to deal with was Weeping Radish. Their labels are like vinyl, and they're stuck on with really strong adhesive. I pulled up a corner, yanked on the edge with pliers and got only about 1/4 inch torn off. To add insult to injury, after all that work I realized that they didn't really fit with a normal bottle cap! Had to chuck the lot! Arggghh!
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:10 PM   #23
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WTH are you doing trying to salvage green bottles? Those things are only good for beach glass.

Edit: It appears I am late to the game to give you a buncha crap about it. :-P
What can I say? I'd rather get them free knowing that I'm not going to be exposing them to light rather than paying for them. If they are stored in a dark space, then what's the danger?

Now if I were able to get brown bottles for free, sure I'd take them over the green and clear. But I don't have as many at my disposal. Hope you can forgive this cardinal sin

Or you can just call me cheap!

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:47 PM   #24
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bridgeport labels give me the most trouble...so I just throw them in the recycling bin, I dont need the headache.

Oh, Sierra Nevada and Budweiser American Ale are the easiest for me.

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #25
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damn i hate it when they do that, i kind of just intentionally purchased cheap but good 500mls of german and slavic beer the past few months (the labels come off in one piece after sitting in hot water for 30 seconds) and now almost all my beer is 500mls.. yeah the american micro ones are a huge bitch though

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:24 PM   #26
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What can I say? I'd rather get them free knowing that I'm not going to be exposing them to light rather than paying for them. If they are stored in a dark space, then what's the danger?

Now if I were able to get brown bottles for free, sure I'd take them over the green and clear. But I don't have as many at my disposal. Hope you can forgive this cardinal sin
No need to appologize! I have used several green bottles in every batch I have ever bottled and never had a skunked beer. This anti-green sentiment is utter beer snobbery. You know how it goes, if enough people repeat a lie, it must be true. I have little doubt that in a side-by-side test a green bottle mayl skunk before a brown one, but as I said, after years of using green bottles, no skunks, and I have not been overly careful either.

IMHO green bottles look better then the brown ones. It is also easier to spot the sediment in the neck as you pour a green bottle.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:45 AM   #27
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Southhampton labels are ridiculous. I soaked them a week in oxyclean a they wouldn't budge.
Agree. These are the worst I've run into also. The beer was good, but the labels... no.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:18 PM   #28
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Southhampton labels are ridiculous. I soaked them a week in oxyclean a they wouldn't budge.
Been there. I totally agree too. Those labels are evil...

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:36 PM   #29
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I just tried to scrape a case of Smuttynose with little sucess. Just wondering. Does ease of label removal help decide what beer you purchase?

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:32 PM   #30
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I've found Weyerbacher to he the most difficult. I'll have to try the heat-gun trick someone mentioned earlier...

The easiest I've found is New Glarus.

 
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