Worst salvage bottles? - Page 5 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Worst salvage bottles?

Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2012, 11:36 PM   #41
Brewsday's Avatar
Mar 2011
Near Portland, ME
Posts: 178
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts

FWIW...I know that a long time ago (like in the '60's and 70's when returnables were refillable) the labels that many of you call "paint" was actually glass dust fused by heat to the glass bottle. I have one case of old heavy duty Rolling Rock bottles and I am sad that with repeated use the "labels" are fading...not sure if it's paint or fused glass...but it is tough stuff!
My least favorite bottles are those cool Euro/craft bottles I get that need bigger caps...
Originally Posted by nutty_gnome View Post
Everyone has to walk their own path as a brewer. Each home brewer must consider time, cost, feasibility, and results of their efforts. If a homebrewer can strike a happy balance between those 4 aspects, then they are doing it right regardless of the brewing method.
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post

Noone should have to defend themselves about what they want to brew or justify it to anyone... This is supposed to be about having fun. In whatever form it takes.

Don't be a troll about it.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 12:57 AM   #42
Jan 2012
Posts: 2

Cooking oil dissolves most glues I encounter that soapy water won't. Rub some oil on with your hands then clean the oil off with soapy water. It's better than putting harsh chemical solvents (e.g. gasoline) on bottles you're going to drink from!

Rouge Porter labels used to drive me crazy before I figured out this little gem. Also I cant get off the painted on labels from Arrogant Bastard Ales.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Had the worst bottle day.. steber Bottling/Kegging 5 02-16-2012 06:28 PM
Kegging is the worst thing I've ever done Diver165 Bottling/Kegging 20 08-31-2011 10:16 PM
Worst. Morning. EVER. SookeBrewing Bottling/Kegging 9 07-01-2011 10:41 PM
keg hopping to salvage a beer? Kidder Bottling/Kegging 9 03-24-2011 03:41 AM
shook keg without purging? any salvage? slakwhere Bottling/Kegging 3 10-08-2010 08:13 PM

Forum Jump