+1 on not removing labels. I love seeing the faces of my buddies when they pop open a Heineken only to find a super-hoppy IPA at 95 IBUs and an intense aroma of Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe.
Please, oh please tell me you're not putting a 95 IBU IPA in a green bottle!
Hot water/ Oxi soak. SS scrubbie for the stubborn ones. Rinse, Iodophor and tree.
Oh . . and good article, Mike. . . Except that you misspelled Ox(i) Clean throughout!