Today I started preparations for bottling our first batch of beer (next week). We need two cases of empty bottles, clean and sanitized. I started by soaking bottles in hot water with OxiClean. The OxiClean cost $5.79 at Rite Aid and I'll be able to use it for multiple soaks. I might just try using vinegar and hot water after I run out of OxiClean.
Soaking 24 bottles in OxiClean
Bottles without labels
Eventually, the labels and glue comes off. The labels on the Lagunitas IPA Maximus bottles (shown above) came off within 15 minutes.