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Old 08-30-2013, 04:05 PM   #11
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I use the 2x4 avery labels but before sticking them on a bottle I slap them on a damp wash cloth that has a generous helping of dish soap in it. There's still enough stick to keep the label on through condensation and ice coolers but it makes removal with hot water a breeze.
Maybe I'll try that. Thanks.


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Old 10-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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Any update on how that damp dishrag idea worked?


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Old 10-27-2013, 08:55 PM   #13
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My latest attempt is printing on plain paper, cutting them out, and using a water soluble glue stick. It looked good, but I don't know how well it will hold up.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #14
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I have been using Avery labels for my beer bottles. I like what I can do with them in a short period of time. Easy to print (laser color printer), decent quality and I just print and peel. The rub is that they can sometimes be a bugger to get off the bottle. Any ideas of how to replicate the ease of printing and applying, but eliminating (or easing) the difficulty of removing?
If you are looking for easy removal you could just get them printed up at www.BeerClings.com

Even custom ones are inexpensive and they go on and off with no adhesive. I feel like this may be a good solution for you.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #15
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Just soak your bottles in really hot PBW (I use the homemade stuff with OxyClean Free and TSP/90...70/30). Add more PBW than you would for general cleaning...let sit awhile. Most labels come off easily. If not, the glue sticks but I do a quick (really quick, actually) scrub with a green abrasive pad, and VOILA! No label, no glue...no issues!
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:18 AM   #16
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Static cling label sheets, specifically for laser printers;
http://www.papilio.com/laser%20white...c%20cling.html

They are a bit pricey but they last...
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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This is what I use. Removing labels from a bottle once is enough for me.

I brew way too much beer to play the whole pretty label game, Id rather spend my time with other aspects in the hobby.
This.

I usually put a code on the bottle caps for my meads (since I have many types aging) but with beers I don't even do that.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #18
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For those that aren't bothered by the design aspect of things, I have different coloured bottle caps and a chalkboard showing what beers I have based on the cap colour

As they're all in my cellar I keep the board at the top of the stairs and ask people what they want from the menu
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:41 AM   #19
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I also use Avery labels, the 2" x 2" ones. I find them very easy to come off with only minor soaking in water. A friend said he used a potato peeler to tackle some of his labels. Didn't work too good!
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:35 PM   #20
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Avery sells non-permanent labels. Just got some and they peel off easy and they stay on well enough. Last year I got sick of scraping the bottles that were returned to me and bought printable hanging tags. They're from Avery and come in a sheet of card stock that can go through an inkjet. Once printed you pop them out and hang on the neck.


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