Storing opened can beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by brureview, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,412) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    I usually store an opened bottled beer with a metrokane sealer. Works quite well.

    Many beers are now in cans. A number of high ABV beers come in pints. Too much for me.

    Suggestions for storing opened canned beers?
    I read on the internet about possibly using Saran Wrap secured with a rubber band.
    Another thread suggested a kids canteen.

    The problem with storing opened canned beer in used beer bottles is that there is a lingering aroma even when washed out.
    Should I save used beer bottles and possibly sanitize them?
    Suggestions appreciated.
     
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  2. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,673) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    I’ve stored 22-oz bombers before, but never a can, maybe I’ll run into this when I crack open my Oskar Blues BA Ten Fidy
     
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  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,015) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    For 19oz or less, no issue, I just drink it in one sitting no matter the octane. Where I have a concern is 32oz crowlers. I'd like to drink these in two sittings a few hours apart, and it would be great to have a top that clamps on and you could pressurize. Even just clamping on tight would be great.
     
  4. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,351) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Never had an issue consuming 16oz of anything honestly. Not sure there is any sure fire way to really keep it fresh, guess just cover as best as you can and consume it the next day.
    Cheers
     
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  5. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (138) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    How about this one?
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  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,905) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Now this has possibilities. Make Life Easier has these for $5.00, free shipping. I'm going to get one and test it out.
     
  7. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (688) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    Report back

    Enjoy
     
  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,292) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    "Pump" what, though?
    So, it's pumping air into the can, so you're just going to oxidize the beer. (Ditto for people who pour :astonished:beer into a smaller bottle to "save" it.)

    Conversely, those wine closure "pumps" which remove the air will only create a partial vacuum, which will then cause some of the CO2 in the beer to fill that vacuum.

    Don't open a beer bottle/can you can't finish. If you have to, have the beer as cold as possible (colder than drinking temp if necessary), pour your beer and quickly return it to the refrigerator with whatever closure you have handy. At least, that was Lucky Lager's rec:
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  9. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,015) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Would work great if you use that in a room filled with CO2 :wink:
     
  10. papposilenus

    papposilenus Champion (822) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Amen, brother.

    That's what I want on my headstone. 'He never opened a bottle or can he couldn't finish.'
     
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  11. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,675) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    It’s been a couple of years, but I think I’ve seen growlers with CO2 cartridges at the AHA homebrew convention that address OP’s need. Pour remaining beer into growler regardless of source, activate cartridge and you’ve got stored beer for drinking later.
     
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  12. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,412) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    This is half the price of Amazon. One reviewer said it kept the “fizz in”. Worth trying. Search for “soda pump can”.
     
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  13. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Meyvn (1,044) Jun 28, 2007 Georgia

    I use some aluminum foil for bottles and cans that I can't finish that evening. Works better for bottles, but still does OK for cans, at least to keep them until the next day.

    I tear off about 5-6", fold it in half, and then cover and wrap around the top, working it tightly around the lip of the can or bottle. I also found that rotating the can's tab over the mouth helps keep the tab more flat, so it won't be pushing up against the foil as much as leaving it in its original place.
     
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  14. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,450) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    With a high ABV beer in a 16 oz can, the only sure solution I personally have found so far is that I simply don't buy it if I'm not able to share it with someone.
     
  15. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,225) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    That's what a good wife is for.
     
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  16. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,450) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Too late. :wink:
     
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  17. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Savant (905) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I came here to say this ^^^
     
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  18. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (837) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Beer is best storied in one's beer belly.
     
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  19. islay

    islay Aspirant (217) Jan 6, 2008 Minnesota

    I do this frequently. I always fold the plastic wrap over itself for a double layer, but I'm not sure that matters. I recommend applying the wrap immediately after opening (i.e., don't let the can sit open for half an hour losing carbonation while you drink the other half). I'm sensitive to carbonation issues (i.e., I demand much carbonation), and I've never experienced a notable loss of carbonation over a day or two. It holds up much better than an opened and re-sealed growler or even an unopened growler filled directly from the tap (and not properly counterpressure-filled). And yes, I agree, 16 oz. is too large of a serving size for most craft beers; a 7.5% ABV IPA in a 16 oz. can contains two servings of alcohol.
     
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  20. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,341) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I usually make sure im down to drink all of it to avoid an open container in the fridge. But id use foil because i dont particularly care.
     
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  21. spelingchampeon

    spelingchampeon Defender (662) Feb 21, 2016 Delaware
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    I might drink 4-7 pints a night when I drink.

    I sleep better too! :sunglasses:
     
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  22. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Savant (905) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I thought that as well until I saw a couple studies about how alcohol affects restful sleep.
     
  23. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (174) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    Who the hell can't finish a pint of beer?
     
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  24. spelingchampeon

    spelingchampeon Defender (662) Feb 21, 2016 Delaware
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    Heard the same, but I've always had a sleep disorder. I'm trying to get off swing shift at work.. but that's not on the horizon at the moment.
     
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  25. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Savant (905) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Not IT.
     
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  26. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,897) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Buy some 8 oz bottles for decanting.
     
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  27. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (180) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    One beer? is this even a thing?
     
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  28. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,450) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Can do is different than willing to. If the beer is above a certain ABV I can but won't.
     
  29. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (174) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    ABV shouldn't matter. 16 oz is less than two beers! What is the world coming to? :rolling_eyes:
     
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  30. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,450) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Simple, I no longer feel that it's a test of my manhood to show it off based on how much alcohol I consume. But I can understand how some feel that need.
     
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  31. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,399) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Why wouldn't ABV matter? Drinking a 16 oz can of a 5% APA is completely different than drinking a 16 oz can of a 11% BA stout ...
     
  32. LuskusDelph

    LuskusDelph Aspirant (290) May 1, 2008 New Jersey

    For normal people, yes, it is.
     
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  33. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,412) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    That's not correct. One beer is 5% ABV or 14 grams of ethyl alcohol. so if a pint of 12% beer is 3.2 beers or half a six pack.

    Here's the math: ml * ABV*.8 .

    16*29.5(ML per oz)(472) *.12*.8= 45 grams of alcohol.
    One drink ( 5%) is 14 grams. 45/14=3.2drinks.
    If you use this formula just input 354 ( 12oz) or 472 (16oz) * the ABV *.8
    There are online programs which do the same thing but they can be confusing.

    easy work around. Divide the ABV by 5 ( one drink). so a 12%ABV beer ( 12 oz) is actually 2.4 drinks. with a pint the number is multiplied by 1.33 so 2.4 *1.33 is almost 3.2.
     
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  34. papposilenus

    papposilenus Champion (822) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    One beer is 750ml of an 8% NEDIPA.

    12oz of 5% AAL is... I don't feel like doing the math.
     
  35. Coltron23

    Coltron23 Aspirant (265) Apr 23, 2017 Connecticut
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    Buy a bottle capper, some caps, and just pour it into a bottle and cap it. Its better than drain pouring the rest.
     
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  36. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Defender (662) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    I was about to suggest this as well. It might seem like overkill, but if it's that important to you, it seems like the best solution. Just make sure to use an 8oz bottle.
     
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  37. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (180) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Well, this here is beer advocate, beer drinkers, geeks, nerds and passionate folk, far from normal.
     
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  38. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (180) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    So much math. Are you an engineer or computer type? One beer? Comes in a can or bottle, usually 12 or 16 oz, sometimes different sizes, sometimes bigger. Try this. Chill beer, open, enjoy. Could pour it into your glass of choice if so desired. Drink. No math involved. Ever go to a pub, beer hall, brew pub, bar, dinner or out for drinks? Uggg.
     
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  39. pbrian

    pbrian Zealot (581) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    You lost me, I was too busy drinking my second 16oz DIPA. Working from home on Fridays is dangerous.
     
  40. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,399) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I think you're missing his overall point. One beer is not one beer is not one beer. What I mean by that is drinking a can of Miller High Life is not the same as cracking a 16oz can of a 10%+ BA stout is not the same as cracking a bomber of a 9.0% DIPA ... There are a myriad of reasons to watch one's alcohol intake so sometimes you need a point of reference.
     
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