WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
As I drink my watered down American beer, a thought crossed my mind.
Do you prefer the twist-off or pop-off (read: the ones that need a bottle opener) caps on beer bottles? While a can solves many of the above problems, it's really not an acceptable option
There are some pros and cons of each. They are as follows:
Can, um, twist them off
No need for constant carrying or procurement of a bottle opener
Overly aggressive twisting and a stubborn cap can lead to hand wounds
Cheaper look when opened - not as impressive as a pop-off bottle
Less risk of hand injury
The 'classy' look. It's a lot cooler opening a popper compared to a twister
Necessary to use a bottle opener or other instrument capable of opening a bottle
Often associated with more expensive beers
Can't accurately 'flick' caps due the deformity caused by the opener. Sure, it can be bent back, but it's never the same.
One skill I recommend everyone learn is the ability to open the pop-off type with an instrument other than a bottle opener. Cigarette lighters and knives are two objects that 'pop' to mind. This will eliminate 66% of the cons of the poppers.
L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
I have no preference since frankly I have really no choice. Pop-offs are the only caps available here - with few rare exceptions. I'm not sure why's that. Prehaps with the fact that the bottles are refundable?
Speaking of beer... Although almost every brewery here produces beer in cans, no one buys them here. No tradition...? Some say the beer in cans has different taste
Dou you prefer beer in cans or bottles? Do you find any difference in taste?
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
Actually when it comes to tops, I kindve really have no preference. The pop top gives it the classy look, as WH said, but the screwtop is good when you are kind of drunk, and just want to get the top off.
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1007 times:
Pacificjourney, if what you call a sense of humor entails thinking your mom 'joke' was funny, we can all do without.
Racko, I'm referring to the metal twist off bottle caps. They look just like normal popper caps, so I don't see how it can be compared to a bottle of water.
There are plastic twist offs, but those are usually only sold at sporting events because of potential violence, a la soccer fans. If that's what you are talking about, I agree. They should never be served outside stadiums or arenas.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 959 times:
Crappy Beer comes in cans.
Semi-Crappy Beer comes in twist-offs
Decent Beer comes in pop-offs
Good Beer has a resealable top (Also the popular choice of many homebrewers)
Great Beer comes in a corked bottle