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Best Way to Save Half a 750ml

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

  1. BlackDragon

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    Whats the best way to save some of a very high ABV like 12%+ 750ml. I normally try to share these with a friend but somestimes they end up not liking the beer.
     
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    I use a wine stopper and try to finish it the next day
     
  3. IPAyForHops

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    I use vacuvin to save whatever is left of a 750 mL bottle.
     
  4. tectactoe

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    Use a wine stopper. If it gets too flat, just take a straw and blow some bubbles into it before you drink. Viola!
     
  5. booyahachieved3

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    Wine stopper for me.
     
  6. lic217

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    get some extra bottles, buy some bottle caps, and a bottle capper from a homebrew store.
     
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    I usually take large format bottle and gently transfer the liquid to a regualr 12oz bottle and cap it with a lever-top stopper.

    The vacu-vin isn't effective because that device is designed to create a vacuum. To do so means having to pump out all the carbonation. And just inserting the vacu-vin into the neck is ineffective because the valve system is designed to allow pressure to escape the top of the cap or the cap will just work its way loose from the carbonation from the beer.
     
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    Use a champagne stopper myself, on the very rare occasions I don't finish a 750 bottle. This stopper works wonders when you open a 3F Armand & Tommy at 11pm and you then realise that's too much acid that time of night ;-)
     
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    honestly I just stick the open bottle back in the fridge. Usually still has enough carbonation the next day and these high abv beers will not oxidize as quickly
     
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    that's what I do.
     
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    Re-cap with a bottle capper
     
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    +1 to everybody saying use a champagne or wine stopper. I use these: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/champagne-wine-stopper/s618780?a=1552&device=c&network=g&matchtype=

    They keep a beer over night no problem so that I can enjoy half one night and half the other. Sometimes I am just not in the mood for the whole bottle, so these help tremendously. You'll get a mild dip in carbonation over 24 hours, but just don't be too aggressive on the pour for the second glass and it'll still be tasty. I personally have not noticed any adverse effects doing this.
     
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    I wonder if a ball jar will hold a touch of pressure. Otherwise, I'd find a friend to share the other half with.
     
  16. YieldToNothing

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    never open a bomber/750ml unless i'm prepared to finish it crew
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, once you pop the 750ml, it should be empty by the time it's finished being consumed. I've tried some of the aforementioned suggestions, but it never feels the same.
     
  18. ChanChan

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    I would buy a few of these...
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    Save the bottle and use it when drinking heavy duty bombers!!
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    The trick is you have to decant the beer into the clean flip-top first, make sure you fill up the bottle as much as possible. I've saved beer for up to 2 weeks like this!!
     
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    Purge with CO2 and recap. It's good to be a home brewer.
     
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    THIS. Works awesome.
     
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    Do you use a rack? I can't pour without making too much head
     
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    If you don't have any of the above surely you have an empty growler?
     
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    I just carefully pour from the original bottle into the flip-top and then cap it and put back in the fridge. Then I proceed to enjoy the open beer.
     
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    o_O
     
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    drink it
     
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    Ditto. I use a champagne stopper and it keeps the carbonation well. I would advise on finishing the bottle after one or two uses.
     
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    I use ones like those and I keep mine on the door of the fridge. It's fine for at least a week.
     
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    Drop a sliver or two of dry ice (from walmart) and let the bubbly outweigh the O2 out, recap and put a tight triple or quad teflon wrap followed with a double wrap of electrical tape.. viola !
     
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  29. Siggy125

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    Sounds good. But who's Viola?
     
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    These work wonders. I use them for anything I can't pour the entire bottle into a glass and just keep it on the bottle. Especially if I'm outside at the cabin or something to avoid anything from falling/flying into my bottle. They don't work so well on any corked 750ML bottles as the opening's to big for the cap. But I recommend these 100%.
     
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    Frank...he pitched in the Bigs for 15 years...Twins, Mets, Red Sox, Reds and Blue Jays
     
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    Recapping is great for bombers that have the same size mouth as a typical 12 oz. bottle.

    For others, get an expandable wine stopper. Vacuum sealers are prone to failure when used to cap a beer, and a plain old rubber wine stopper will not keep the carbonation in. However, if you use a wine stopper that has an expandable rubber stopper, you can easily create an airtight seal that will hold up pretty much indefinitely. However, even your hardiest brew will be noticeably oxidized after 2-3 days, so make sure to finish off that bad boy the next day.
     
  33. DQuintero

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    its french bro o_O

    means like, 'presto' or sumthing
     
  34. acurtis

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    10 or 12oz growler, cap on foam. Works great
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
     
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    I love being able to open multiple bottles of High ABV bombers and not having any of that beautiful brew go to waste!!
     
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    The few times I do this, the remaining beer is in the bottle for about 12 hours and is then finished in one fell swoop. Generally though, if I open a bottle I'll finish it, I dislike finishing beer the next day.
     
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    I didn't know people do this. When I open 22oz or 24oz bottle, I finish it. Even growlers, I open it then I finish it.
     
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