Pig Pen Brewery
- Aug 2, 2015
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To save money I'm going to re-use commercial import style bottles (no twist off). I need to remove the labels, any ideas. Some of these bastards are on here good.
Same here. Soak for an hour or more in PBW and the labels are usually floating. There are a few brands that the labels don't want to come off. Not worth the time and effort to me. Toss them and move on.Yeah for sure. I like the PBW route myself. They seem to just fall off....
I do the same thing. Sometimes for the harder ones I let it sit for two nights or the weekend. Also, I make note of the commercial beer bottles that are a PIA to remove the labels and not reuse them.Soak in oxy clean or pbw over night. Some bottles are easier than others. Three Floyds bottles work very well for me. Labels come off after soaking just a few minutes.
Right here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=528345There's a thread on here somewhere about which brands have easy-to-remove labels, but damned if I can find it...
You do know how to remind them to return bottles, right? You want one? You bring one....not all my friends brew however they never remember to return my bottles.
Those stickers (and whatever is used to stick it on the fruit) are actually safe to eat. Its made from "food grade" materials.
Now, why do they put stickers on apples? You know, we eat the skin of apples, and we don't want to eat a sticker or sticker goo. So knock it off!
I'm curious how many bottlers clean their bottles in oxy/pbw after each use. I usually soak mine when I first get them, or to remove labels, but otherwise I typically give a good rinse with hot water after I empty the homebrew. Then on bottling day, sanitize with Starsan. Now I'm questioning my method...
That's basically what I've been doing. I never really thought about it till now lol.Yup. After your bottles go into Oxy or PBW, they definitely need a good rinse and then they get sanitized. Then they're stored upside to dry out, and sanitized again just before bottling.
On bottles with no labels (already used for home brew), there's no need for PBW unless there's some gunk caked in the bottom. I find if you take them as soon as you finish drinking them, and rinse them out well (add 1" hot water, shake the hell out of it with your thumb over the opening, repeat two more times), they're totally clean and ready to sanitize and use again.