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Old 02-22-2012, 05:36 AM   #1
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Default Worst salvage bottles?

For all you bottle salvagers out there, what are your most hated bottles? I think we can take as given screw tops, non-brown, etc. so what bottles should work for you but just don't?

I was just cleaning a salvaged case when I had a struggle with Bobo's Robust Porter from Big Sky. Looked like a freakin paper label like everything else, but it would not come off! Also, anything with foil on the neck! What do they do? Super glue that crap on?


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Old 02-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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Dos Equis labels are impossible to delabel. I soak everything in oxy clean and all the labels float to the top except those damn dos Equis bottles... I have found magic hat to be a pain as well.


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Old 02-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #3
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I second that Beardtree, but for me even more so is the pint sized Genesee beer bottles. Tough to get the label off and just never seem clean to me -_-
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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I suggest a small nylon scraper, will take paper, foil, glue clear off. Often times I can get a label cleared off w/o soaking
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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I've got one of those scrapers and it works great for paper labels but it doesn't do crap for foil for me. I got a bunch of Optimator bottles that I just don't even want.
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rogue bombers. back when i was in real need of bottles, i was able to use star-san to get the paint off of stone labels, but that didn't do anything against the rogue paint.
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The glue they are using these days is my problem.

I can get the label off, but the damn glue is almost impossible.
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Worst for me are Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA. Glue just wouldn't come off. Ended up recycling them.
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I tried taking a label off of a Short's beer once and it was impossible. I don't even bother trying with their bottles anymore.
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I hate dos equis labels, on the bright side, Sam Adams bottles are crazy easy.


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