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Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?  
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1029 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:

TWIST-OFF:
Pros

  • Can, um, twist them off

  • No need for constant carrying or procurement of a bottle opener

  • Cons
  • Overly aggressive twisting and a stubborn cap can lead to hand wounds

  • Cheaper look when opened - not as impressive as a pop-off bottle


  • POP-OFF
    Pros
  • Less risk of hand injury

  • The 'classy' look. It's a lot cooler opening a popper compared to a twister

  • Cons
  • 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.

    [Edited 2004-09-06 08:31:02]

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    User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

    Only women use lighters and such to open beer, real men use ... another beer !


    " Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
    User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

    If you are thitsty enough you can open with everything. Even a Hot Dog Big grin

    But personally I prefer the poppers. It hurts like hell if you cut your self on a twister.


    User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

    Pacificjourney, so do you use a lighter or something else?  Big grin

    User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

    ... no your Mum opens all mine for me !


    " Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
    User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

    That was the worst mom joke ever. You deserve a few bottles opened on your face for that one.

    User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

    ... must... resist ... urge ... to ... connect ... wellhung's Mum ... and .... "on my face" ... in .... reply ....



    " Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
    User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 994 times:

    must resist urge to link to picture that will get me banned in response to above comment

    User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 989 times:

    Pacific Journey, that was the lamest excuse for a mom joke Ive heard. Come up with something better. That just sucked.

    -Copa


    User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 981 times:

    So sensitive girls .... so sensitive. Don't be so dramatic, it's not like we were having a discussion about something important.

    Get a sense of humour then get me another beer.



    " Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
    User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
    Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 975 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?


    User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 975 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.

    -Copa


    User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 943 times:

    I was told this, REAL BEER YOU NEED A BOTTLE OPENER, That being said, I do find that I drink beer that requres a opener, but I do like some of the twist open stuff, like Slemans, and Fosters.

    User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
    Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 932 times:

    Another possibility:



    A twist-off cap on a beer is a blasphemy. It's a beer for god's sake, and not a bottle of water. But on the other hand, when it comes to American beers the difference probably isn't that great.

    I haven't drunk a can of beer for the last 10 years or so. Bottles or directly from the barrel is the way to go.


    User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 922 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.

    Also, this discussion is about caps, not corks.


    User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 917 times:

    Pop off all the way. Twist off's are for pussies.  Big grin

    User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 910 times:

    Let's say one uses a bottle opener to open a twist off. What then?

    User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 903 times:

    Then you should be drinking a wine cooler, not beer.  Big grin

    User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
    Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 899 times:

    I like Sparks, it has a tab not a cap.
    Signed,
    (a very sarcastic) aa61hvy



    Go big or go home
    User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 895 times:

    This is really a tool for the beer drinking carpenter and for every handyman with respect for him self.  Big thumbs up
    Tho I'm not a carpenter or a handyman I still have one Big grin



    User currently offline777heavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 889 times:

    Crap, all crap. The one and only tool to open a bottle of beer is:



    and if this isn't available:



    777heavy


    User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 887 times:

    777Heavy,

    You forgot to mention the eyelid  Big grin
    Some people can actually open a beer with their eyelid.


    User currently offline777heavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 880 times:

    Qlguy24,

    Yeah, I've seen this but u've to drink around 10-12 bottles. And you must train it nearly every day! Actually not to difficult.

    777heavy


    User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 874 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


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