Stone Bottles - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Stone Bottles

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
bubbachunk
 
bubbachunk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Cincinnati
Posts: 645
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts



I know I have seen it around here that people clean the bottles from stone but I cant seem to find out how everyone does it. I have had them sitting in oxyclean for the last 3 hours and they show no sign of cleaning off. Any help?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
scone
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Boston, MA
Posts: 298


Do you mean remove the labels? Stone and New Belgium have both switched to fancy newfangled labels that are literally impossible to get off. I have personally given up trying and just reuse them as is.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:26 AM   #3
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Los Angeles
Posts: 8,216
Liked 492 Times on 397 Posts


StarSan, not oxyclean. Some of the painted on labels on Stone bottles can be removed by soaking in a strong starsan solution for a few days. It doesn't work for all of them, but most of the ones I've tried it works.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 12:54 AM   #4
Yankeehillbrewer
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Yankee Hill, CA
Posts: 1,541
Liked 29 Times on 29 Posts


undiluted CLR will work as well, but you need to do it outside. That stuff is pretty Toxic. I had a few that it didn't work on, and it does leave a bit of a Ghost label on there.
__________________
Kegged: NADA
Bottled: Blackberry Mead
Primary #1:IPA
Primary #2:
Secondary:
On Deck: Pilsener, Brown, Barleywine, Coffee Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 01:55 AM   #5
bubbachunk
 
bubbachunk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Cincinnati
Posts: 645
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


Ah so it doesnt really sound like it is worth it anymore as I only have a few of them. Thanks for the replies

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 04:13 AM   #6
BulldogBrewer
 
BulldogBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Out of My Mind, CA
Posts: 1,152
Liked 199 Times on 199 Posts


Some of the painted on Stone labels on mine are starting to come off after about the 6th cycle of use. But it's not coming off easy ;-)
__________________
Primary: Hophead Summer Ale, Watermelon Wheat
Secondary: Empty
In the Keg: Red IPA, Centennial Blonde, Hophead Summer Ale, Pliny Clone
Bottle: Apfelwein, Cranegranate Apfelwein
On Deck: Sweet Stout

Quote:
Let me bring you up to speed, we know nothing... You are now up to speed.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #7
EMPyre
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Wenatchee, Wa
Posts: 110
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts


Um, razor blade perhaps?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 07:06 PM   #8
Irrenarzt
HNIC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Irrenarzt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Half a mile from Tucson
Posts: 2,106
Liked 168 Times on 119 Posts


Leave them on and they will come off if you keep reusing them. I have found they come off with repeated starsanning. Either that or use them as giveaways and keep the unlabeled ones for reuse.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 09:14 PM   #9
schristian619
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
San Diego, CA
Posts: 574
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I just soak in starsan then they pretty much wipe off after a few days

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 04:32 AM   #10
bubbachunk
 
bubbachunk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Cincinnati
Posts: 645
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


I am just not that hard up for bottles that I want to take a razor blade or store them in a solution for days (space is cramped).

Thanks again for the replies

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I use this stone?? Hawgbranch Equipment/Sanitation 11 11-15-2009 03:19 PM
Reuse Stone Ruination bottles dunleav1 Equipment/Sanitation 4 02-07-2009 01:37 AM
Air stone gadget anyone? Hopfan Equipment/Sanitation 2 09-21-2006 04:19 AM
Aeration Stone apparatus Equipment/Sanitation 7 09-20-2006 03:32 AM
Air Stone mxyzptlk Equipment/Sanitation 36 01-10-2006 03:06 PM


Forum Jump