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Old 03-07-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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I have a friend who has access to an endless supply of heineken bottles. The labels are the clear plastic kind. Does anyone have a solution that removes those kind of labels without a lot of elbow grease?



 
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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nope, I HATE those plastic labels. You end up just having to rip them off and they leave all that adhesive behind. Then you can soak them and the adhesive will most likely come off - although I've never tried it on a Heineken bottle before.



 
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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I have a lot of heineken bottles and what I've done and seems to be the easiest is just peel the labels off and the soak the bottles in a little hot water... and then the adhesive wipes right off... its not that hard... I've had a harder time with some paper labels... good luck...

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Old 03-07-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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I have a friend who has access to an endless supply of heineken bottles. The labels are the clear plastic kind. Does anyone have a solution that removes those kind of labels without a lot of elbow grease?
Soak them in oxyclean then peel off the labels...the adhesive will still be on the bottle, but a quick rub with a scruffy will take that off.
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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I dont know. I have had the hardest time with amstel light bottles. They have the same plastic labels...

I can usually peel off most of the label, but the adhesive is left behind, and as much as I soak it in my 150 degree tap water, it doesnt come off.

 
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:57 PM   #6
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Four replies and no one questioning the wisdom of using green bottles yet? This must be a new record!

 
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
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Four replies and no one questioning the wisdom of using green bottles yet? This must be a new record!
I was gonna let him slide on the green bottles so I could jump down his throat later for using corn sugar.

Besides, it's really a sin to be using twelve oz bottles anyway, so what difference does it make if they're green.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:22 PM   #8
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I'm completely aware of the green bottle thing, and I am going to store them in a dark place. I learned my lesson about the corn sugar on my first batch. I did mention that the heineken bottles were free, and I have used up my 2 cases of the good brown bottles I have purchased. I will gladly take a donation of bottles if you would like to send them to me.

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Old 03-07-2006, 06:39 PM   #9
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I have a ton of heineken bottles, but I am slowly converting to all guiness bottles... there brown and the labels arent glued to the bottle...

 
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:44 PM   #10
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I'll bite . . .

The whole "GAWD FORBID YOU ARENT USEING BROWN BOTTLES" is dumb

It's not like you are storing your beer on the surface of the sun or out in the middle of the back yard. I would guess MOST of us store them in some sort of closed case, in a closet, fridge, or in some other dark place and the only time our beer sees the light of day is just b4 you pour it into galss or when you open the door to get to them. I'm not 100% sure here but I'm willing to wager 1 batch (5 gallons) that beer DOES NOT go skunky from light exposure so fast that the 3 seconds of sunlight that MIGHT hit a bottle would be a problem. If you are shipping your beer ok, then brown is the way to go but otherwise who cares.

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