Anyone have any decent tips or tricks for removing stubborn label adhesive?
When I go to reuse a commerical bottle I typically give them up to a 24hr soak in (starting) hot oxyclean, then rinse well and dry on the bottlerack & store.
Most labels & adhesive just come right off after less than an hour in oxy, but some brands are almost impossible to get off.
Russian River & Lost Abby bottles are two prime examples. Even after a 24hr soak in oxy, RR bottles always leave a thick adhesive layer as shown below.
I'm at the point where I've started recycling normal 12oz bottles, and have plenty of 22oz on hand. At this point the RR 500ml bottles and the Lost Abby belgian style are the only ones I care to save, and they're the hardest to get cleaned up.
Any suggestions for removing that adhesive layer?