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Old 05-18-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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In my experience of reusing commercial bottles I've come to the conclusion that New Belgium bottles are by far the easiest of all the bottles to scrub clean. The label peels right off when soaked and the glue is nothing for a sponge to quickly handle. Plus, they don't have a label on the neck, one less thing to scrub!

Odell's isn't bad either. Same goes for Avery's.

Great Divide, on the other hand, is a bitch. They must use some kind of water resistant super glue on their lables.

These, of course, are all local beers here on the front range. What are some other bottles you guys have come across around the country that are easy to clean?

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:39 AM   #2
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I made note of that as well for New Belgium. Even after several times through the dishwasher, Deschutes bottles just never want to come clean. I think I have a lot of Bridgeports that just peeled right off after being washed. Can't say I've made any notes on any of the bigger names, though.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:19 AM   #3
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I've been chugging away on a few Sierra Nevada's lately as my pipeline is up to snuff yet and I gotta say, if you look at the labels cross-eyed, they seem to fall right off. Just a 10 minute soak and they are laying in the bottom of the sink. Doesn't get much easier than that and I like the stubby bottles too

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #4
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Schlafly is my favorite.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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Highland, FTW!

The labels can be peeled without soaking and leave no glue. Plus, unlike Samuel Adams or New Belgium, the bottles aren't embossed.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:50 PM   #6
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I use mostly Troegs and Bells. Have found Blue Point to be pretty nice also.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:35 PM   #7
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DFH doesn't have the neck labels and the main label just falls right off.

Worst is Amstel Light. Got a case of empties from someone. You have to peel 4 stickers off (two main, two neck) and then soak them to loosen adhesive. Then scrub them with the rough side of a sponge.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #8
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Schlafly is my favorite.
Completely agree, a little hot water and they just slide right off!

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:03 PM   #9

Half Pints labels peel off easily, no hot water or anything else required!
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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any goose island beers...labels come off just soaking while sanitizing! easiest i've had
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