Removing stickers from bottles

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Does anyone have any secret/great way to remove labels from used bottles?
I usually soak them in warm soapy water, yet some are harder to remove,
any suggestion as to any usable chemical?
Thanks, Michael

Re: Removing stickers from bottles
When I get "new" bottles (returnables from my local store) I soak them
over night in a bleach solution.  5 gal warm/hot water and 1 cup
unscented bleach.  I usually use an old cooler, it helps keep the heat
in.  The labels usually come right off, and then just a light scrub with
a plastic scrubbing pad under some warm water when I am rinsing them
off.  The glue and any leftover paper comes off and the bottles are
sanitized and ready to fill.   Just a little side note; I have found
Miller Lite bottles to work the best so far, usually the only thing left
on the bottle is a little glue when i take them out of the soak.

Mike H.

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I never tried it but i heard that you can disolve a bit of sodium
bicarbonate (cow brand or arm and hammer) in water and it does wonder. I
don't know what proportion you should use.
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Re: Removing stickers from bottles
Oxi-Clean if its available in your area. Some labels need to soak over
nite others just a few hours.

Avery


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Brew on brother!

Re: Removing stickers from bottles
A mild solution of househod ammonia and water, a quarter cup/gal of
water more ore less is the most effective label remover I have found.
DJ


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One tablespoon of bleach to one warm gallon water.  Soak bottles
overnight.  Most labels will peel off during the soak.

I've also had a great deal of success with TSP [which you could find in
hardware stores] and the same mix ratio applied [1 tablespoon of TSP to
1 gallon water].

- bearto

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Re: Removing stickers from bottles
use tsp and bleach in diluted solution of water soak for a couple days
the labels will fall off.

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This is a little late, but I just found this NG...

I soak a paper towel and put it on the label. Cover with a piece of plastic
wrap overnight to keep it from drying. Whatever glue is left comes off with
Goo Gone.

-John O



Re: Removing stickers from bottles
Try Ammonia & water in a bucket. Eats the label glue.
8 or 9 bottle per bucket overnight
peel the labels & dump the solution in the bottle into the next bottle that
still has a label , then let it sit overnight.
Rinse bottles & soak in bleach solution for a while.
DO NOT COMBINE BLEACH AND AMMONIA.

Look for crud in bottom of bottle.
If no crud, store until bottling time.
STERILIZE BEFORE FILLING!

Mark (Beer is good) Dunning


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Re: Removing stickers from bottles
I LOVE u
yes throw ammon ia in the bathtub and sink the beer bottles overnight.
leave the freaking fan going.

shake and spin to clear the bottles
i've got a plastic bin to move 36 bottles a time,
and my dishwasher just happens to hold 35 bottles.

clean the oven while u are waiting
put the rack on the second shelf
now you have storage for dozeens of bottles.

OH YOUR PARTNER wants to make a lasagna tonight
RIP THIER LUNGS OUT



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