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Old 01-23-2011, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default Recycling Beer Bottles -- Tricks for Glue Removal?

Money is tight.

I am bottling some homebrew and recycling some old beer bottles. Does anyone know any good tricks for help getting the old labels (and more specifically the glue) off?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 01-23-2011, 01:52 AM   #2
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Default Whoops.

Guess I should have checked the two or three threads dedicated solely to his subject.


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Old 01-23-2011, 01:52 AM   #3
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You might start by checking out this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f46/labe...-thread-91726/

My go-to is the Oxyclean method.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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+1 on oxyclean soak..
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:14 AM   #5
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I would use OxiClean, not OxyClean ...
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I've found that simply soaking them in water, then scrubbing with steel wool gets the job done most of the time.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:23 AM   #7
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I would use OxiClean, not OxyClean ...
I actually use SUN Oxygen Cleaner since it is less expensive and does the same thing, so I wouldn't know how OxiClean is spelled.
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oxyclean and steel wool works well. The only thing I will add is that the water they bottles are soaking it needs to be warm. I have a big tub in the garage (which is about 56 right now) and the process is very very slow and not as good as the summer when it only takes about 5-7 days for most labels to come off.
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I soak them in ammonia in a throw-away cooler for about a week in the garage - its a constant rotation. Works great from me
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Soak them in ammonia and water for at least an hour. The labels will literally fall off. No scrubbing.


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