WellHung
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Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:25 pm

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]
     
    pacificjourney
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:29 pm

    Only women use lighters and such to open beer, real men use ... another beer !
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    QIguy24
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:37 pm

    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.
     
    WellHung
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:39 pm

    Pacificjourney, so do you use a lighter or something else?  Big grin
     
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:40 pm

    ... no your Mum opens all mine for me !
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    WellHung
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:41 pm

    That was the worst mom joke ever. You deserve a few bottles opened on your face for that one.
     
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:55 pm

    ... must... resist ... urge ... to ... connect ... wellhung's Mum ... and .... "on my face" ... in .... reply ....
    " Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
     
    WellHung
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 4:30 pm

    must resist urge to link to picture that will get me banned in response to above comment
     
    copaair737
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 4:36 pm

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

    -Copa
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    pacificjourney
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:40 pm

    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.
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    L410Turbolet
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:00 pm

    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?
     
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:03 pm

    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
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:37 am

    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.
     
    racko
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:03 am

    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.
     
    WellHung
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:15 am

    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.
     
    Usairwys757
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:58 am

    Pop off all the way. Twist off's are for pussies.  Big grin
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    WellHung
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:05 am

    Let's say one uses a bottle opener to open a twist off. What then?
     
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:12 am

    Then you should be drinking a wine cooler, not beer.  Big grin
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    aa61hvy
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:15 am

    I like Sparks, it has a tab not a cap.
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    QIguy24
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:19 am

    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

     
    777heavy
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:30 am

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



    and if this isn't available:



    777heavy
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    QIguy24
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:34 am

    777Heavy,

    You forgot to mention the eyelid  Big grin
    Some people can actually open a beer with their eyelid.
     
    777heavy
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    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:44 am

    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.

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    srbmod
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    RE: Beer Bottles: Poppers Or Twisters?

    Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:53 am

    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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