Pints for Prostates

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Removing Bottle Labels

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.

1 comment:

  1. Hey dude,

    Couldn't find your contact info anywhere so I just thought i'd post you something here. I was cruising around on your site, awesome work. I have a website that sells homebrew labels that are a little different. I just stated it up. I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing the labels on your website. I'd be interested to get your thoughts. Let me know and i will mail you a sheet to look at. The website is You can just email me at if you are interested. Hope to hear from you. Shawn U