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How do you open waxed bottles?

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by Hophead717, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (285) New York May 15, 2011

    Saturday I used a founders breakfast stout cap, folded in half, to open a lindley park.
  2. Before I finished reading your post, I immediately thought of dabbing haha. I'm fully using this technique from here on out.
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  3. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    ISO. No joke
  4. I use a bottle opener.
  5. That is awesome.
  6. ASU, I have a couple left, send me a lable to my email and I can put some in hte mail
  7. jedwards

    jedwards Savant (340) California Feb 3, 2009

    For thin wax, I just get a hefty bottle open under it and pry (I favor the Amco stainless for home use: http://amcohouseworks.com/professional-bottle-opener.html ). For thick wax, I use a foil knife and slice the entire top off (resulting in a circle of wax), then slice straight down the side and push the knife under the wax at the bottom of the bottlecap to peel it off.
  8. got a link for this item ?
  9. or a link for this one too ?
  10. link for what?? if you want one, pm me and we can work something out, like send me a label and I send you one out.
  11. will have some with me at CW Anny party, a couple will have your name on it.
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  12. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,235) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Just about any wine place will have them. Also you can probably buy at Bed Bath & Beyond.
  13. I usually cut away the wax with a small knife until I can get a bottle opener under the lip of the cap.
  14. beergumby

    beergumby Zealot (80) New Jersey Jan 21, 2012

    Now, that's a nice knife!
  15. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (300) California Nov 29, 2012

    This works fine...
  16. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    That looks like you can murder the guy who tries to take your wax sealed beer.
  17. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (300) California Nov 29, 2012

    lol...or tip em a pour *Cheers
  18. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (685) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

  19. I would stick a wick in it and blow it out before it heated the bottle up too much. Good way to bring your beer up to room temp too.
  20. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006


    j/k of course. I just hack away at the wax until I can fit a regular bottle opener in there. Need to get one of those Swiss-army corkscrews!
  21. I have have of one these and never knew what it was used for lol...