HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - This is it - Final Weekend to Enter!

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off - Final Weekend!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > need help with label on an 8oz Coke bottle
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
kewlio250
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: temecula, california
Posts: 138
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default need help with label on an 8oz Coke bottle

i have bought a ton of these 8oz coca cola bottles as taste testers (for friends/family and to check carbonation) but i have no clue how to remove the labels, i dont know if they are screened on, printed, or glazed on

I've had all of them sitting in a starsan solution (1oz to 5gallons) for over 48 hours and it has had little to no effect on the label

here is a pic of the pack of them


please help if you can!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoomerCreek View Post
We are scientists. Drunk scientists.
kewlio250 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
Nateo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bennett Springs, MO
Posts: 2,055
Liked 38 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Sounds like they do whatever Stone does. I can't for the life of me get those labels off either.
__________________
To paraphrase Dr. England - "Off-flavors smooth with time. So do mountains. Brew it right from the start!"

My blogsite: http://nateobrew.blogspot.com/
Nateo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
Gregscsu
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 453
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts

Default

Undiluted CLR works quite well, as does concentrated Star San
__________________
Primary: Dry Dock Breakwater Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat, Cream Ale, Rye IPA,
Secondary: Brandy Oak Irish Red
Keg: Belgian Black & Mild, Golden Dragon 10.9%, American Brown Ale, Devil's Sin Amber IPA, Boundry Waters Pale Ale
Gregscsu is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #4
edmanster
Whats Under Your Kilt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
edmanster's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Taylorsville, Utah
Posts: 1,723
Liked 82 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Try CLR like a 5:1 in a gas station cup and test it on 1 bottle.. Red stripe bottles are my headache..
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadarnell
'how will i explain this to my kids' ... if i have to ask that, then i think my kids are in trouble ... just my 2 cents ... HAVE A BEER !!!
Father of 4 girls

Suffers from Zymocenosilicaphobia
edmanster is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
Nateo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bennett Springs, MO
Posts: 2,055
Liked 38 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Starsan doesn't do it for me. It works on some of the painted labels, but not all of them. I guess it depends on what kind of paint they used.
__________________
To paraphrase Dr. England - "Off-flavors smooth with time. So do mountains. Brew it right from the start!"

My blogsite: http://nateobrew.blogspot.com/
Nateo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
BrazenHeadBeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Milford, MA
Posts: 21
Default

Soak in concentrated StarSan for 24hrs...then I use a carding wheel on a bench grinder. I got the wheel from a gunsmith who was tossing it. You can just use a soft wire wheel.
BrazenHeadBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
spokaniac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: spokane, WA
Posts: 274
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

For a few, steel wool or scraping with a single edged razor would work. For tons of them I'd go with the wire wheel, just don't let them get too hot while your doing it.
__________________
Primary: MT
Secondary: MT
Bottled and disappearing: Pale Ale/BM clone/Dbl Choc stout
Kegged: BM clone/double chocolate stout
On Deck: Hefe
spokaniac is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:52 AM   #8
SharonaZamboni
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SharonaZamboni's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Palmer, MA
Posts: 5,942
Liked 1493 Times on 1364 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

I've never tried it, but maybe nail polish remover/acetone?
__________________
You may well be the smartest person here.-Zuljin

Oh, so you're just gonna sit there drinkin beer from your keg, sh!ttin in the kitchen sink, and watching him work -Xaphoeous

I McDrunko and this beer is Amazing!- McBrewskie
SharonaZamboni is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:56 AM   #9
edmanster
Whats Under Your Kilt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
edmanster's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Taylorsville, Utah
Posts: 1,723
Liked 82 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonaZamboni View Post
I've never tried it, but maybe nail polish remover/acetone?
most nail polish remover is acetone free now but i bought sum straight acetone from the hardware store (lowes) and it didn't even touch my red stripe labels!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadarnell
'how will i explain this to my kids' ... if i have to ask that, then i think my kids are in trouble ... just my 2 cents ... HAVE A BEER !!!
Father of 4 girls

Suffers from Zymocenosilicaphobia
edmanster is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #10
kewlio250
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: temecula, california
Posts: 138
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

update on my triumph!

went to walmart grabbed a fine wire brush bit for my drill, 10 minutes later a 6 pack of the 8 oz coke bottles were label free, i was surprised when it didnt so much as scratch the glass once

it only took a few minutes a bottle, will be a pain to do the other 18 tomorrow, but its worth it if you already have the bottles


and btw i tried this on ones that had NOT been sitting in starsan
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoomerCreek View Post
We are scientists. Drunk scientists.
kewlio250 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Super easy bottle label remover bthorn9435 Bottling/Kegging 9 06-25-2011 04:12 PM
bottle label removal brewster13 Bottling/Kegging 17 02-05-2010 11:51 PM
STONE bottle label removal. frod1963 Bottling/Kegging 9 12-24-2009 03:16 AM
USED Bottle Label Glue Removal cabanabob Bottling/Kegging 6 06-26-2009 01:50 AM
Heineken bottle label removal ZooBrew Bottling/Kegging 12 12-13-2008 02:38 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS