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Old 11-23-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Any veterans want to share any tricks they know for quick and easy ways to remove labels AND the sticky glue residue from store bought beer bottles?


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Old 11-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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It depends significantly on the brand, but I've found that a round or two of PBW followed by StarSan seems to make pretty much everything scrub off easily.


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I soak in OxiClean Free for a day or so, and the majority of labels come right off. I then scrub at the glue with a sponge to get any remaining residue.

Any bottles that still have labels after this (very few) aren't worth the time, so I just recycle them.
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I soak in OxiClean Free for a day or so
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A soak in Oxyclean Free followed by a good rinse takes off the labels, glue, etc.
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Hot watr and an overnight soak in oxyclean gets the job done for me.
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use a potato peeler and soak in oxyclean glue and everything comes off
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Soak in hot water and baking soda for an hour or so and the labels will slide right off. The glue will usually come off with a dish towel if the water is still warm. I just did a batch of 70 bottles in my tub. Turned out nice and clean and baking soda is cheap so I dumped in an entire box.
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Most people use Oxyclean, I currently use 2-3 tablespoons of ammonia in bucket of water. With the 5-6 bottles, most labels slide off in a matter of hours.
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A brillo pad is good for scrubbing off glue.
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it depends significantly on the brand, but i've found that a round or two of pbw followed by starsan seems to make pretty much everything scrub off easily.
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