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How do you store a 750ml after opening it?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Alextricity, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    I've yet to buy any 750ml (mainly because I'd rather have two different 12oz than just one 750ml), but I'm thinking about giving one a try, since there are a number of beers that seem to be only available in that size. The thing is, it seems like a lot of the beers are 8% or higher, and I like to only usually drink a bottle at a time. How would I go about closing the top of a 750 that doesn't have a cork?

    inb4: PUSSY. DRINK IT ALL ... PUSSY.
  2. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (355) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006

    No friends to share with?
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  3. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    My "FRIENDS" hate craft beer.
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  4. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    I usually store it in my stomach. If I dont drink all of it then i store the other half in the stomach of a buddy or two
  5. phooky

    phooky Savant (410) New York Jan 23, 2010

    I've used wine stoppers.
    Been perfect the next day.
    More than a day, though, and don't expect much carbonation.
  6. tennispl

    tennispl Initiate (0) Washington Dec 28, 2012

    Depending on the top (and if you're a homebrewer) you can recap it and it'll last longer.
    Soonami and heatwaves like this.
  7. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (750) Florida Feb 1, 2012

    In my tummy
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  8. Start looking for these like leoingle is- Amazon sells 'em and they're usually stocked as "impulse" items at the register or on the barware/accessories rack at the liquor store.
  9. You generally don't try to cork or close a beer that has been opened. Unlike wine, carbonation is a very important part of the beer drinking experience, which will be pretty much lost if you try to reseal it. Provided that you don't have the equipment to CO2 purge the bottle, there will be significant degradation of the beer within hours.
  10. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    I'd assume they're reusable, right?
  11. lunarbrew

    lunarbrew Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 11, 2013

    I've seen so much tactless solicitation for beer pouches on this site that every time I see mention of one now, I think it's spam. It really makes me not want to give them a chance.
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  12. jmarce

    jmarce Savant (320) Connecticut May 15, 2011

    my preferred method:
  13. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010


    Wait, that didn't come out right :oops:
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  14. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Seriously, I don't. If I look in the fridge and think I can't/won't drink that much, I grab a 12oz.
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  15. Geez, I hope so. I had some old metal ones that had to be over 50 years old that I remember using on returnable glass quarts of soda pop that I only threw out a few years ago when after the rubber gaskets finally gave it up...
  16. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (365) New York Aug 1, 2012

    It goes in the garbage after I'm done
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  17. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    Really using that one again?
  18. Yep. Every time.
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  19. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    I have an empty swingtop, but it's a half-liter bottle, so that doesn't help me. I don't think I've ever seen a 12oz swingtop.
  20. Traditionalbrewer

    Traditionalbrewer Aspirant (45) Mar 19, 2013

    Hey, no offense. It was an open question asking for a solution. I just mentioned the best option I know of, and it happens to be a new alternative that apparently you haven't used yet. As for me, I hate losing half a 750 at the end of the night, it's dang expensive and a waste of quality product worthy of saving. If there is a better option that can eliminate oxygenation and extend some life of a beer, I am all for it.
  21. BlueMusic

    BlueMusic Aspirant (40) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Put the remainder from the 25oz/22oz into a smaller bottle (12oz, 11.2oz, 7oz, whatever ) till it reaches into neck of smaller bottle, then there is less air in container and liquid surface area in contact with air, and use a good rubber stopper to cap like some stores have for wine. Depending on the beer it will hold for a day or two, still not great for highly carbonated beers, but fine for some imperial stouts, porters, wee heavies. Works fine for instances such as weeknights when you don't want to have 4-5 beers worth of alcohol, and no one in house wants to split.
  22. alelover

    alelover Advocate (560) Michigan Aug 19, 2012

    just save it for a night that you know youll drink the whole thing. while drinkable the next day imo its just not the same.
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  23. The Bruery used to sell a spring loaded stopper that would catch on the neck of the bottle. I've used it and it works great but I've only stored it for a day
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  24. phooky

    phooky Savant (410) New York Jan 23, 2010

    I hope you're giving the bros some kickback for all of the advertising you do on this site.

    Though I agree with lunarbrew, you keep crapping up threads with beerpouch shilling... Yet without labeling it as an advertisement or mentioning that you work for the company. Highly unethical, and makes me (and many others) not want to give you any of our money, ever.
  25. jmarce

    jmarce Savant (320) Connecticut May 15, 2011

  26. Unless its a Lost Abbey beer, in which case you can drink it up to a week later. Can't lost carbonation if it ain't there to begin with.
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  27. 1. You need new friends
    2. What is this storing beer after opening you speak of?
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  28. tronto

    tronto Aficionado (225) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010

    In your belly!
  29. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012


    I've had this one emptied for a few months. I've cleaned it out with soap and pretty much boiling water to get it as clean as possible. Will air dry, buy a 750, and try it out.

    It's not 12oz (it's 16ish), and it's not see-through (will be difficult to see the suds/beer ratio), but it'll do for now.
  30. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Savant (480) Illinois Sep 1, 2008

    If you think it's bad now, wait until you see him peddling it beer events.

  31. Coolrewl

    Coolrewl Zealot (90) South Dakota Mar 23, 2013

    Find new friends! :D
  32. Soonami

    Soonami Savant (445) Pennsylvania Jul 16, 2008

    You definitely don't want to do this for a couple reasons. By pouring, you are introducing the beer to more oxygen, which can stale the beer. The act of pouring will reduce the carbonation still left in the beer. Unless you are a homebrewer, it is unlikely that the new bottle is is more sanitary that the bottle the brewery packaged the beer in.
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  33. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aficionado (235) California Jul 12, 2012

    yes, definitely storing in the bladder
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    Invest in a hermetus bottle opener and resealer. The beer won't taste the same due to a loss of carbonation and increase in oxygen levels of the beer, but its better than nothing.
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  35. Soonami

    Soonami Savant (445) Pennsylvania Jul 16, 2008

    Seen these used at some homebrew competitions where judges will open a beer, pour and reseal incase they need to come back to it later
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  36. Only once could I not finish a bomber but it was after a day of drinking.. It was enjoy by 4/1/13, so I put the top back on and it was fine the next day!
  37. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

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    I have used wine bottle vacuum resealers before as well. They are pretty cheap, and the advantage is that it pumps out oxygen while a hermetus bottle resealer does not.

    I definitely wouldn't let open beer sit for long though.
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  39. sicilian

    sicilian Aficionado (240) Florida Sep 30, 2008

    Nice hopry video !
    First time seeing a Wedding Ring(assumption) used as a bottle opener...
    May be the only good reason to get married. :)

    I usually only open a larger bottle when I'm sharing or plan on finishing it so as to not have to deal with resealing etc.
  40. MrDave

    MrDave Advocate (540) California Jan 23, 2013

    This was funny the first time, but it lost it's magic on the 4th or 5th recycle. Kids understand this comedic foul at an early age when the adults don't laugh the second or third time they tell the cute little joke that got a reaction the first time. With some kids, you have to explain to them how and why it's no longer funny...some kids. ;)

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