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Old 07-18-2012, 03:36 PM   #71
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Milk is the best glue for bottles. I never use anything else.

On a side note - does anyone else here just HATE Crooked Tree's labels ? Damn things take forever to take off and even then never completely off. Anyone know an easy way to get rid of them ?

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #72
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Easiest label removal I have found is to soak in oxyclean. Takes off labels and all residue.

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #73
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Easiest label removal I have found is to soak in oxyclean. Takes off labels and all residue.
Hm, I'll try oxyclean next time I get Crooked Tree, but I m still skeptical. I think I tried a bunch of different things on those - boiling, boiling in detergent, bleach I think as well, and nothing worked. I mean the actual paper does come off eventually, but the sticky , stretchy residue stays there no matter what. In the end I'd have to scrape it off with a butter knife and/or roll it off the bottle with my fingers. It's like they use construction glue for their labels or something.

 
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #74
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Believe in the oxyclean it really does work incredibly! I had some bottles that did nothing when boiled, but hot water and oxyclean in sink for a couple hours and all the labels just fell off.

 
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:26 AM   #75
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I just left a few cases worth of collected bottles in a big cooler with warm water/oxyclean solution overnight. even got rid of painted labels, i just can't remember if that was only 1 night or 2, but my stone bottles came off clean as any of them!

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:05 AM   #76
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Is there something special in the US milk that does it adhesive or does it work with any milk (eg: Swedish milk).
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:50 AM   #77
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I saw the recommendation for oxy clean but all I had was some Borax so I thought I would give it a go (and its cheaper)...not 15 min later after soaking my bottles in Borax and hot water the labels fell right off and if there was residue left over it wiped off super easy with a sponge. Hope this makes the label removing headache a litlle smoother. Hoppie Brewing!

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:33 AM   #78
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Is there something special in the US milk that does it adhesive or does it work with any milk (eg: Swedish milk).
All milk should do this. Milk paint was fairly common until the mid 19th century. Also the only additives to US milk, correct me if I'm wrong, is Vitamin A & D.

 
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #79
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Milk is the best glue for bottles. I never use anything else.

On a side note - does anyone else here just HATE Crooked Tree's labels ? Damn things take forever to take off and even then never completely off. Anyone know an easy way to get rid of them ?
I know this is a old thread but thought i'd just mentions this tip i pick up from Big Secue on Youtube:

For really REALLY stubbon glue that even OxyClean wont remove try rubbing with olive oil and leaving for a few mins and then scrub with a rough dish sponge.. worked a treat on Hook Norton (UK) bottles that use some strange silver glue.

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