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.jerly said: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?
I was gonna let him slide on the green bottles so I could jump down his throat later for using corn sugar.SteveM said:Four replies and no one questioning the wisdom of using green bottles yet? This must be a new record!
I'll bite . . .Four replies and no one questioning the wisdom of using green bottles yet? This must be a new record!
Actually, I do store mine on the surface of the sun...I find it's almost as effective a sanitizer as bleach or tap water.Pumbaa said:It's not like you are storing your beer on the surface of the sun or out in the middle of the back yard.
What lesson would this be? I use corn sugar all the time and it's either not trying to teach me anything, or I'm too stupid to get the lesson.jerly said:I learned my lesson about the corn sugar on my first batch.
You just made me swallow my cigarettei keep my beer in green-tinted, see through aluminum cans
i prime with 5 ounces of bleach
after i take a hydrometer reading i gargle the sample, then spit it back in the fermentor
i whirlpool my wort with my weiner
i bottle after the beer has been in the secondary for 10 minutes
i broke up with a girl because she said she liked coors-lite
Just in fun, Jerly! No offense intended! I apologize!jerly said:I'm completely aware of the green bottle thing, and I am going to store them in a dark place. ...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.
El Pistolero said: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.
The gods intended that beer be served in pints...anything else is heresy.weberju said:Whats wrong with using 12oz bottles? I use them all the time. What size do other people use, 40's?
I think HB99 said that you can take your butterfly capper, pull out the metal plates that do the crimping with pliers, rotate them 180° and re-instert them. They have semi-circle notches cut out of both sides. One side is for american bottles, and the other side is for UK bottles. The same caps will work for american and UK bottles, they just need crimped differently.SteveM said:European bottles have a different mouth size than North American ones, thus the capping problem. I tossed a nice bunch of brown German bottles into the recycle bin (I forget what beer) for that reason. But you can buy caps (and I suppose a capper) to compensate.
Note that Harp and Guinness are bottled in Canada, so those bottles work with standard North American caps.