Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Easy way to get labels off?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2008, 03:31 AM   #21
BlackHat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 55
Default

I was using this cheap Wal-Mart knockoff called Awesome Oxygen Cleaner or something equally generic and it worked great! I added one scoop (about 1tbsp) per gallon of water and within as little as two hours the labels would all slide off. Unfortunately I can longer find this brand so I've started using Oxyclean. I tried as close of a concentration to the Awesome as I could and nothing happened after a day. I then added a little more and a day later - nothing. I added more the next day and finally, after over 4 days in the bucket, the labels came off, although a handful of them left behind glue residue.

Does anyone know the magic concentration of Oxyclean to water?


BlackHat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 08:55 AM   #22
EvilTOJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,464
Liked 40 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Should be one scoop per gallon.


__________________
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
EvilTOJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 11:15 AM   #23
bajabuc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 5
Default

I've got some EXTREMELY stuck labels and pretty much gave up and just left them soak...for a month...the bottles are green...the water is green...and the labels slide right off.
bajabuc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 04:11 AM   #24
BrianTheBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 1,306
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

We used oxi-clean on over 50 bottles, put them in hot water for over 2 hours and the lables came off fine
__________________
"Kölsch is the only language one can drink" - Anon

"Good people drink good beer" - Hunter S. Thompson



http://brianthebrewer.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/BrianTheBrewer
http://www.chugsd.com
http://www.quaff.org/
BrianTheBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #25
BlackHat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 55
Default

Well, I went back to Wal-Mart and picked up another off-brand of Oxiclean called Sun Oxygen Cleaner for about 1/3rd the price and twice the size of a container of the real oxiclean. One little scoop per gallon of water all of the labels fell off over night. I either need to stock up on it now or hope they don't discontinue this one too.
BlackHat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 09:03 PM   #26
mrfocus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 582
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buckeyebrewer
The oxyclen worked like a charm. All the labels were floating in the tub with the bottles and the glue just wipes right off. Thanks for the time saver!!
Also, watch out, you may have a percarbonate scale on the bottles. This is easily removed with a water and vinegar solution.
__________________
MOD EDIT: Sig only takes up 6 lines now. Fermenting: Apple cider x 2, Doppelbock, Red, Oatmeal Stout, West Coast IPA x 2
Bottle conditioning: RIS
Keg conditioning: La Fin du Monde clone
On tap: Maudite clone, Double Munchen, Oktoberfeast, Oktoberfest Pilsner
Planning: Brewed in 2011: 22 (2010: 15, 2009: 29, 2008: 21, 2007: 1)
Wine made in 2010: 6 kits (2009: 19, 2008: 30)
mrfocus is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 09:23 PM   #27
riored4v
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,334
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfocus
Also, watch out, you may have a percarbonate scale on the bottles. This is easily removed with a water and vinegar solution.
+1 on this.

although i use starsan right after the oxyclean soak and haven't had any issues with this.
__________________
Resistance Brewing Co.
Resist Crap, Drink Craft!
riored4v is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 09:52 PM   #28
Laurel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Laurel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,499
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfocus
Also, watch out, you may have a percarbonate scale on the bottles. This is easily removed with a water and vinegar solution.
What concentration of vinegar should be used? I believe that this only applies to hard water(just got done reading the sanitizing section of HTB)


Laurel is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seal/Label Generator - An Easy Way to Make Labels olllllo Label Display & Discussion 163 10-09-2014 04:32 AM
Cheap and Easy Bottle Cap Labels jackson_d Label Display & Discussion 48 12-08-2012 05:53 PM
Easy Labels for Dummies ChuckCollins Label Display & Discussion 2 08-15-2009 02:51 AM
Easy Labels to Remove! histo320 Label Display & Discussion 37 12-03-2008 03:24 AM
First kegged beer - Easy come, Easy go BREW N QUE Bottling/Kegging 8 06-24-2008 09:04 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS