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Q2XL

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I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with re-using Bell's bottles for their brews?

What bottles have you guys had good luck with?
 

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But their labels are a PITA to remove :(
+1 if anyone wants them in SE Michigan I have bags full.
PITA to remove the labels and PITA to take them back to the paint store when Meijers/VG's won't take them. Larry Bell must really want his bottles back.
 

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I have not had that issue. I mixed up some Oxy Clean in a big tub and let the bottles soak for a day or so. The labels just fell of the bottles I had.
 

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I have not had that issue. I mixed up some Oxy Clean in a big tub and let the bottles soak for a day or so. The labels just fell of the bottles I had.
I have had similar success with them. I have about a case soaking right now and the labels are starting to come off on their own after 12 hrs.
 

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I find their labels exceptionally easy to remove, a 10 min soak in hot oxyclean and they are floating. I use a lot of their bottles and they are fine, I have even bought cases of them from the homebrew shop a few times...they are like $4 for a case of 12.
 

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I've never used Oxyclean before, I guess I've got to try it. I started kegging because I hated peeling labels off so much.
 

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Just as a side note along these lines, I go to the Dollar Store and get their no-name "Amazing Oxygen" cleaner. I use it judiciously for most of my cleaning (NOT sanitizing, but for removing labels and cleaning carboys) because it is cheap. $1.00 for a pound.
 
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