A few months back someone gave me a bunch of these aluminum bottles,
and I held on to them in case I got a bench capper. Well, I got a bench capper today, and I have a lawnmower beer that I plan on bringing camping, to the beach, etc. where it would be great to have it in the aluminum bottles.
Now, I know this is possible, and I've tried reading all the threads about doing it, but I have not seen any information on cleaning them, or de-labelling them. A few people seemed to sandblast them or use sandpaper, etc. to clean them. Some people mentioned using double-strength Star-San, but no one said if it had worked or if they actually tried it.
Also, since they are aluminum, and have a protective plastic coating inside them, can I clean them as normal (hour hot Oxyclean soak)? I obviously wouldn't use a bottle brush on them, but are you people who have used them cleaning them any differently than glass?