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Old 10-25-2007, 12:45 AM   #1
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I am in the process of cleaning and removing the labels from bottles that I have collected. I have 9 cases total with only 2 of them in use right now. I figured I wont get all of them back as I plan on giving some beer to coworkers and some might get broken at some point. I was wondering what everyone does with extra bottles that are not being used at the moment? How do you store them?



 
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:47 AM   #2
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I have lots of extra shelf space, but I don't think that's a proper or advisable way to store them. Anyone have a solid answer to how you're supposed to store these extra bottles?


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Old 10-25-2007, 12:53 AM   #3
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These are only about 75% of my bottle "collection", but I store mine like these...

I also have 25 cornies...of which 10-12 are full right now...
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:16 AM   #4
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Hey HB99. are those case boxes plastic or cardboard?
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:54 AM   #5
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I clean and store them upside down in cardboard beer cases. I line the bottom of the case with some paper towels. That way I know they are clean and ready to use.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:04 AM   #6
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I do the same as blender. Old 24-pack boxes with the grates work great. I keep them upside down as well. That way the dust won't get in. Nice setup HB99!

 
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:09 AM   #7
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I store mine dirty and just clean them out before I bottle, I bottle so infrequently now that it does not matter. I probably have about 150 + grolsch bottles that I don't use frequently, and my non grolsch bottles are stored in my recycling bin. I have one for glass that only makes it out once in a while on recycling day and one for all other materials that makes it out every week.

If you need to get the labels off, the easiest way is to put them in a large bucket with some ammonia, the labels will peel off overnight. Also oxyclean and PBW take the labels off, but amonia is cheaper and more effective.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:39 AM   #8
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If you need to get the labels off, the easiest way is to put them in a large bucket with some ammonia, the labels will peel off overnight. Also oxyclean and PBW take the labels off, but amonia is cheaper and more effective.
Ammonia is the least effective of the de-labeling processes... I originally used ammonia, then I used Star-San, now I use Oxyclean (well, an oxyclean clone)... the oxyclean works a lot better than either of the other 2, and there is no ammonia smell... it's also cheaper using a couple scoops of oxyclean Vs. a bottle of ammonia...

 
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:35 PM   #9
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I clean after use, and store upside down so they don't collect dust. then i need only sanitize immediately before refilling/capping.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:42 PM   #10
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I clean and store them upside down in cardboard beer cases. I line the bottom of the case with some paper towels. That way I know they are clean and ready to use.
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oxiclean works great for most labels.

the labels come right off Harpoon bottles with a 30 minute hot water soak


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