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Re-Capping Bombers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by alysmith4, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Is there any good way to do this? I want to open up a bottle of Suucaabaa, and would like to enjoy it over the course of several nights (okay, two ;)). Is there a good way to re-cap a bomber? I have a decent wine stopper I was thinking of using, but I'm not sure how well this'll work. My other idea was to pour it into a growler since that has a nice screw-cap, but I think the transfer would aerate/de-carbonate it too much (unless I went totally overboard and used a racking cane haha).

    Any idears?
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  2. Do you bottle your homebrews? Just re-cap it with your bottle capper. (I have no idea if this would work lol). Ive never done it but people say the wine stopper method can buy you a day.
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  3. Drink it in one night and be a man (just kidding). But, you're over thinking this. Wine stopper works just fine. I've done it many times.
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  4. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

    I've had okay luck with a the recorker I use. It's just one of the plugs and not the ones that pump the air out, I've had good luck with just storing it in the fridge for a night. Much longer than that and no dice.
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  5. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Use some swing top bottles
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  6. I don't think there really is much you can do without some sort of deterioration. But I could be wrong. Have you ever had Sucaba? Uuuuuuuuuh-yer gunnawanna drink uh-tha whole thang.
  7. If you eant to enjoy it over two nights, buy two bottles.
  8. If you kept the cap flat, put it back on and it'll stay good for 2 days or so. Or invite me over and we'll just finish it. Let's not take a chance.
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  9. aslamm75

    aslamm75 Savant (285) Indiana Nov 6, 2009

    I bought a cheap bottle capper and some bottle caps from a home brew store for about $15 total and that provides about 100 or more bottle caps. One site did a study and showed that re-capped beer was basically unchanged up to four days. Once you get to 7 days there will be a drop off in carbonation and then further out a drop off in taste. I did all of this for the exact same reason as you, I can't drink a full bomber of some 12% ABV by myself. See the link below:
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  10. bound4er

    bound4er Savant (435) Wisconsin Jul 4, 2007

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  11. I bottle my homebrew in swing-top bottles, blast!
  12. Yes, I've had the Suucaabaa, and I'm hooked. Any more than 10ish ounces though, I get a lil' cray-cray.
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  13. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Fill it as full as you can get it and cap it. You will be golden. I do this all the time.
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  14. That's about the dozenth time I've been told to "man-up" (or bro-it-out, etc. etc.) on here. I'm thinking it might be time to change my profile pic.. to something that showcases my boobs.
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  15. Just wanted to like this twice :).
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  16. Oops, sorry. I didn't look at your picture. Most of them are not even of ourselves. For example, I'm not really karate dojo prick John Kreese from Karate Kid ( nor am I a doctor, as my screen name suggests). At least I said I was kidding!
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  17. I don't think showcasing boobs has ever been a bad idea. Now women up and pour the whole thing into a beer bong!
  18. MarkJBurch

    MarkJBurch Savant (485) New York Jun 24, 2012

    Bottle capper works very well, I just use the cap that came with the bottle. And they come in black... :D
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  19. I'm so disappointed you're not John Kreese. I can hear you saying, "FINISH HIM!" (referring to the Sucaba :))
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  20. I use rabbit stoppers:

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  21. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (425) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I'd wonder if a ball jar would hold some pressure if you seal it off. I'd think there are some advocates that prefer this glassware anyway.
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  22. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Savant (365) New York Jan 23, 2011

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  23. Dude, it's Sucaba.
    How do you not drink the whole bottle in one episode?
  24. Must read entire thread before posting. You're way behind, little man ;).
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  25. This is bad?
  26. Mm.. not necessarily o_O.
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  27. mudbug

    mudbug Savant (490) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Get a five gallon plastic bucket, put an inch of water in it and set the unfinished bomber in the water, drop in a few ounces of dry ice, as it evaporates in the water it will give off a cloud of CO2 wait for the fog to cover the bottle for a few min. then put the cork in it. Voila! supercooled with a nice layer of CO2 in the headspace. Let me know if this works because I've never had an unfinished bomber (with the unfortunate exception of a certain pink bottle)
  28. He did it for the lulz
  29. Oh I'll put a cork in it alright. :rolleyes:
  30. atomic

    atomic Savant (415) Illinois Sep 22, 2009

    Just try and leave more than half of it in there and cork it. Don't listen to people saying to use the original cap again as it won't hold in any pressure.

    Sucaba isn't a very carbonated beer to begin with however, so don't worry about it, you won't miss much even if it goes flat.
    Also a risky strategy would be to keep it uncapped in the fridge set to extra cold. The reason for this is a carbonated beverage will hold on to some carbonation for a day or two at fridge temperatures, I do it with big energy drinks all the time. The reason I say to keep it uncorked is so that as the air trapped inside cools, it won't suck out the remaining carbonation.
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  31. that's definitely not bro-ing it up!!!
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  33. http://beeradvocate.com/community/t...vin-dont-use-one-for-beer.74005/#post-1050160
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  34. chocosushi

    chocosushi Savant (450) Oklahoma May 1, 2011

    I enjoy my rabbit corks for bombers, 12oz bottles, 750s, etc.


    keeps it tasty for up to 5 days.

    Bed/Bath/Beyond 2.99 per 2-pack
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  35. Yes, these are also good
  36. nhindian

    nhindian Savant (370) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2010

    I use a champagne stopper


    Works like a charm for a few days.
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  37. haknort

    haknort Savant (265) Illinois Apr 10, 2013

    And whatever you cork it with, chill it immediately. I've found that the cooler you keep the beer, the less CO2 it loses.
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  38. mudbug

    mudbug Savant (490) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Oh really? Tell me one reason this method wouldn't work
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  39. I can't, that's what makes it funny.
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  40. 395er

    395er Aficionado (180) California Apr 29, 2011

    Get a Grolsch or other small flip top bottle. Open the bomber, fill the flip top full, cap it, fridge it, enjoy what's left in the bomber.
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