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Best Way to Save Half a 750ml

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BlackDragon, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    Not everyone is a drunk bro.
  2. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    Yes, I have actually used it and you can check the psi level inside if you want style specific carbonation.
  3. you misspelled 'Professional'
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  4. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

  5. dar482

    dar482 Champion (875) New York Mar 9, 2007 Beer Trader

    Where do you guys buy your wine stopper? Do super markets generally have them?

  6. That's what I've done on the few occasions on which I've had to save some. I always make sure I drink it the next day, which seems to work just fine. If you plan to save it for several days, I would think a wine stopper would work as well as anything.
  7. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    I'd rather use alcohol instead of chemicals if vodka will still work has anyone done this and did your beer get infected in 1 or 2 weeks?
  8. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Savant (425) Alberta (Canada) Jun 12, 2005 Subscriber

    Homebrew stores, liquor stores, department stores...all of these should carry them. I get mine free from my suppliers.
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  9. Vodka is not an effective sanitizer.
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  10. you'll get over it.
  11. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    I use my third leg to plug the top.
  12. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Savant (425) Alberta (Canada) Jun 12, 2005 Subscriber

    That's actually not something you wanna boast about......it's not that impressive ;)
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  13. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Did you give beers to your dog? Thas bad for them.
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  14. tvl89

    tvl89 Aficionado (230) Texas Feb 3, 2013

    I drink the whole bottle my myself :)
  15. To everybody who is responding with the "man up and finish the beer" line: part of the reason I love craft beer is because I hate the macho, alpha male BS idea that you're not a real man if you don't imbibe excessive amounts of beer. The is the kind of crap I associate with the BMC crowd - the same people who say "a real man doesn't drink beer with fruit in it." So should we avoid kriek because it's brewed with cherries, and hefes because they taste like banana?

    By the way, I know a lot of you who responded in this way did it jokingly, and my response here is sort of tongue in cheek anyway (I don't have a problem with ball busting, I just wanted to put this point out there).
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  16. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    In YOUR belly!
  17. clonebrewer

    clonebrewer Aficionado (205) Iowa Sep 5, 2009 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Whew! I was starting to think I was on the wrong webiste. Amen brother!
  18. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Champion (790) Illinois Nov 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    wait, you can't finish a 750ml? Do you even drink beer, bro? That's just a nightly warmup.
  19. Good_Trader

    Good_Trader Initiate (0) Viet Nam Nov 21, 2012

    Isn't everyone on this site kind of a drunk, bro?
  20. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Ohio Apr 5, 2011

    Pre-trade half of it.
  21. Good_Trader

    Good_Trader Initiate (0) Viet Nam Nov 21, 2012

    Would you keep the top or bottom half?
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  22. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    No and I hope you weren't serious because if some of you are thats sad:(
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  23. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Champion (790) Illinois Nov 29, 2012 Beer Trader

  24. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (960) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sounds like you should be referring to it as your 11th finger, not your third leg.

    But on a thread-related note: these "what should I use to save X if I don't want to finish it?" threads are some of the most entertaining on BA. It's always about a 50/50 mix of honest answers to the question and snarky paraphrases of "man up and finish it bro!". It's fascinating to me that even in a sub-community (Beer Advocates) of a sub-community (craft drinkers) of a sub-community (beer drinkers) of a community (adult beverage drinkers) that there would be such divergent attitudes and opinions in terms of general philosophy (to finish or not to finish...).

    That being said, I appreciate the honest answers. There are just some beers--this one comes to mind--that I'm not likely finishing in a night, partly because of the high ABV, but also because it's a flavor-intense beer and I'm going to want something else in addition to that. The only times I've saved a beer have been unexpected, so it's not like saving overnight is my M.O., and I would hazard a guess that most of the people that save beer are in similar situations. I'd hazard a guess that most BAs would prefer to avoid storing overnight if at all possible, because even if you can get the quality close to freshly-opened, we know that it's going to be a little bit different.

    Personally, I tend to use a standard wine stopper (the kind with the rubber ridges to create a seal) and try to drink the rest at the next opportunity on the following day. I learned through experimentation (read as: the hard way) that using a vacuum sealer kills your beer. I'm not too bright.
  25. MarshMan71

    MarshMan71 Champion (785) Illinois Jul 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Who actually has 1/2 a 750. once its been opened consider it gone.

    But on a serious note. I use a wine stopper while im in between glasses and the unused portion is chilling in the fridge waiting for the 2nd pour.
  26. Slatetank

    Slatetank Poobah (1,025) Pennsylvania Oct 9, 2006 Beer Trader

  27. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Well you better quit drinking beer, most breweries use star san or something very much like it to keep infections to a minimum.
    EDIT: alcohol is a chemical as well.
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  28. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    Fill the rest of the bottle/growler/tulip/can up with marbles and cover the top with saran wrap. Store in microwave. It'll be there in the morning.
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  29. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    I must have read here a bunch of times here on BA nothing bad for you can live in beer above a certain percent. So why wouldn't something with a really high percent like vodka kill off anything you wouldn't want in your beer?
  30. Not quite accurate. Here's a thread with a chemistry/mechanical breakdown of the vacu-vin that I created:

    Common Misconceptions about Vacu-Vin - don't use one for beer.

    It actually doesn't pull a noticeable amount of CO2 out of suspension compared to simply using a cork, but the mechanical check-valve nature of the stopper is what kills you. See the last post I made before the thread got locked down...
  31. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm talking about starsan. Breweries use starsan or similar products to sanitize their brewing equipment, since you don't condone the use of chemicals you'd better stop drinking beer.
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  32. Correct, Star San or similar products are the norm. If it's good enough for pro- and home-brewers, its good enough to sterilize anything for the purposes of the subject matter of this thread

  33. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    Just because a brewery uses it doesn't mean I want to add more of a chemical. I'm not saying Starsan wouldn't work. But if I wanted to use vodka or even Everclear (which is like 90% ABV) why wouldn't one of these work to kill off any bugs or contamination? If no ones knows the answer I think I'll try it and let you guys know how it turns out.
  34. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    As an experienced homebrewer I wish you the best of luck.
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  35. A small growler style bottle would be the best way. Unfortunately there really isn't a way to save it in the long run. As soon as you open it, time starts ticking.
  36. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    Unfortunately, these just cover the beer bottle and trap oxygen inside. The only way to properly save a bottle or a growler is to purge the oxygen out with co2. I can imagine a lot of people that host tastings would have a great amount of enjoyment of the left overs if they had a bunch of Growler Saver caps.
  37. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Those growler savers look cool but I don't think they're $50 cool or whatever. I can't wait for all the cheaper chinese versions to come out.
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  38. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    Looks like $45 to me including shipping. Ever ship anything across the country, it usually costs $7-$10, so sounds more like $35-38. Those injectors go for $20 at REI, so that makes the cap only $15-18, which is inexpensive. Also have you ever used anything made in China for an extended period of time? You'll have to buy a chinese version every 2 months, and the Growler Saver will have a nice patent infringement claim against anyone selling them in the USA, or anywhere the international patents are filed.
  39. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I go to the Philippines all the time and you wouldn't believe all the knock off stuff you can get there. Good quality electronics, bags, tools, etc. I'm guessing some of my guys over there could source this sort of stuff and hook me up for pennies on the dollar. I'll see if I can't put a case together and bring them back.
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  40. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    That would be so smart and you will have a lot of fun in jail!




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