Introduction: How to Remove Beer Labels the Easy Way (Home Brewers Tip)
As a home brewer I like to bottle my own beer. I don't like to mess with the 12 oz bottles as it takes to many for a 5 gallon batch. I really like the "22 oz" bombers it only takes about 26 for the same 5 gallon batch. One of my favorite local breweries (Shades of Pale, brewing company Park City, Utah) bottles with the bombers, so its a bonus for me. Good brew and a good bottle for my home brew Hobby. It can be a pain in the ass to get labels off. But I found an easy "no fuss" solution.
Step 1: The DE-labeling Process
Sadly now your wonderful beer is gone. But the good news is now you can fill it with one you have made.
step 1: Run your water facet on the hottest setting for about a min.
step 2: fill the bottle with about 5-6 oz of now really hot water.
Step 3: shake bottle for 10 seconds and pour out water and repeat step 2
Step 4: now the bottle should be heated thoroughly from the inside out (this is the key to getting it off easily)
Now just peel the label off. If the label is being stubborn, repeat the process it should come off. This way leaves no sticky residue from the label.