Looking to find what the best techniques are others have found for removing the labels from your empties so you can use them to bottle your first batch. Primary concern is gumming up the dishwasher with label paper when I sterilize the bottles.
Actually nuking them is the way to go. I really like Sierra Nevada beer, and their bottles but the labels are a bisitch to remove. So this is what I do:No way, man. If Oxiclean doesn't kill it, you have to nuke the site from orbit.
It's the only way to be sure.
Standard bottles are 26mm and some import bottles are 29/31mm. You can get a different bell for your capper and find the caps needed.
I just standardize on the 26mm bottles and pitch/return the others.
Sierra Nevada has been the easiest labels for me to remove. They fall off an hour after being in the oxyclean. Glue wipes right off, Not sure why you are having a hard time with this bottles.Actually nuking them is the way to go. I really like Sierra Nevada beer, and their bottles but the labels are a bisitch to remove. So this is what I do:
Soak them in warm water at least a few minutes, longer is better. Then pour out any water and pop them in the microwave for about 20 seconds or so. Quickly remove them and the label should come right off. Let the bottles cool a little then use a scrubby pad to remove the remaining gum -it comes right off. DONE!
It sounds like a PIA but its not so bad really and its a lot better then using a razor blade or wire brush IMO.