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Old 12-01-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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After emptying about 100 bottles of different brands of beer, I have found the ones that have the easiest lables to remove (in my opinion).

Easy - Moosehead

Somewhat Easy - Sierra Nevada

Moderate - Highland Brewing Company

Freaking Ridiculous - Red Hook (let soak for 2 hours, still impossible to get off without scrubbing really really really hard.)


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Old 12-01-2008, 01:51 AM   #2
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Red Hook is a snap compared to Pete's Wicked Ale. YMMV


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Old 12-01-2008, 04:22 AM   #3
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Anything by New Glarus will float off like they were stuck on with milk (as most Hone brews are stuck on with).

I don't even bother with hard labels anymore.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:23 AM   #4
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It will only matter to the NC folk, but I could never get the Big Boss labels off.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:41 AM   #5
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Freaking Ridiculous - Red Hook (let soak for 2 hours, still impossible to get off without scrubbing really really really hard.)
Really? When I was collecting bottles those labels seemed to always fall off within 20 minutes of an oxyclean soak. Ditto on the New Glarus bottles too. I think they are put on with milk, They are practically coming off when I rinse them.

Avoid AT ALL COSTS Dark Horse bottles. As tasty as their brews are I believe they have used some sort of black magic and fused the labels to the glass. They are the only bottles i have ever just recycled because the hour I spent getting half of one label off was not worth it.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:08 AM   #6
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I always just soak min in water overnight or for like a day, scrape right of with a fingernail and the remnant glue I just use a scotchbrite pad for a few seconds.

 
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:22 PM   #7
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Atlanta Brewing Company's labels attach at the molecular level with glass... Two overnight soaks in HOT waster w/ Oxyclean revealed the outer most layer is actually a thin plastic film... After those were removed, the paper portion still required another soak and then a scrape...
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Atlanta Brewing Company's labels attach at the molecular level with glass
LOL. So stay away from them ?

Rogue I just toss out also.
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Believe it or not Budweiser American Ale Labels fall off if you even look at them funny. Less than 5 minute after submerging a ton of bottles in hot oxyclean, the BAA labels were already on the surface.
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Freaking Ridiculous - Red Hook (let soak for 2 hours, still impossible to get off without scrubbing really really really hard.)
YES! Redhooks used to fall right off in water but when they changed their label design a few months ago I think they changed their adhesive as well. I recently did a soak in oxyclean of a variety of brands and to my suprise the Redhooks were by far the worst to get off.


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