Every once and a while, as a reluctant as we are, home brewers sometimes buy beer. Shocking isn’t it? It’s not a big deal; we usually reuse those bottles for our own brew. But there’s a problem with this.
One of the biggest pains for a home brewer is removing labels from old bottles.
In fact, it just plain sucks. Scrubbing with steal wool. Shaving it off with a razor blade. Nothing seems to work.
Until now. (cue the dramatic music)
The easiest and most effective way to remove labels from beer bottles is..
Seriously! Just submerge your bottles in the sink, pour in a bit of dish soap, and sprinkle a small amount of OxiClean powder over the labels. A couple hours would probably do, but I usually let them soak over night. In the morning, you can just pull the labels off and easily remove the left over glue by wiping with an old scrubby.
There, I’ve saved you hours! Maybe even days! (Numbers are over the course of your lifetime. Results may vary.)