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Labels and Grime

by Alberta Rager

Labels and Grime

Have you ever spent hour upon hour trying to peal labels off of used wine or beer bottles before you can fill them with something new? A soak in P.B.W. will loosen up almost any bottle label and make them float off. The hard to scrub glue will wipe off just by using your finger. Try using a tub or old cooler in an out of the way area to throw bottles into when you are finished with them. By the time that the tub or cooler is full of bottles, the glue and labels should be a breeze to remove. The P.B.W. mixture can be used for several weeks in this way. Just use 2 ounces in 2-5 gallons of water. Some labels will fall off in a few hours; others may take a day’s soak to remove easily.

P.B.W. can also be used to remove dirt and grime as well. Not only will P.B.W. clean beer and wine bottles, it will remove residue and beer stone from brew kettles and kegs easily. It is great for cleaning the smoker or grill. Just soak the greasy lid, bowls and racks in P.B.W. athe grease and grim will easily brush off using a vegetable brush. Thenhose it all off right in the yard. P.B.W. won’t hurt the grass.

 

P.B.W. is a buffered alkaline detergent. It does not depend on caustic soda to remove soils, but on active oxygen and mild alkali to do the same job. Non-hazardous and non-corrosive P.B.W., is safe to handle and environmentally friendly. It is safe to use on aluminum, brass, copper, glass, plastic or ceramic.

 

Most scrubbing can be eliminated when using P.B.W. It allows items which have previously been considered impossible to clean to be cleaned easily. Submerge bottles, hoses and other small pieces of equipment for soak cleaning. Let the equipment soak until the soils are dissolved or the labels float off. The time will depend on how dirty the equipment is or how stubborn the label glue is.

 

This article was published on Thursday 14 May, 2009.
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