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Q: Recapping an open, unfinished beer ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Recapping an open, unfinished beer
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: navelring-ga
List Price: $12.00
Posted: 06 Sep 2006 21:15 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2006 21:15 PDT
Question ID: 762894
If I open a bottle of beer and don't finish it (I don't drink cheap
beer!), is there a pressure cap or device that will keep it carbonated
and relativley fresh until opened again?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Recapping an open, unfinished beer
From: thither-ga on 06 Sep 2006 22:00 PDT
Don't finish a bottle of beer...hmm, interesting concept.


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Have a good day.
Subject: Re: Recapping an open, unfinished beer
From: sublime1-ga on 07 Sep 2006 00:51 PDT
Short of a stopper which creates a vacuum, such as VacuVin,
which is used to preserve wines, you can just use a cork
from an empty wine bottle. Some loss of carbonation will
occur, but if you drink the beer within 24 hours, you may
find it acceptable.

If not, use something like VacuVin:
Subject: Re: Recapping an open, unfinished beer
From: myoarin-ga on 07 Sep 2006 04:17 PDT
I rather think a vacuum stopper like the vacuVin would draw out the
carbonation in beer, making it even "flatter".

All stoppers that stop the escape of carbonation will be equally
effective, such as the one suggested by Thither.  There are many
other.  Keeping the opened bottle in the fridge overnight will also
reduce the loss of carbonation  - even if you don't drink it that

Despite these measures, the emptier the bottle is, the more
carbonation will be lost, since the greater volume of air in the
bottle will absorb (?) more CO2.

Obviously, it would also be best always to cork the bottle after each glass poured.

Personally, I agree with Thither's opening line, but respects to those
who choose not to finish an opened bottle of beer.

Cheers, Prost, Myoarin
Subject: Re: Recapping an open, unfinished beer
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 08 Sep 2006 06:03 PDT
You would have to be joking. What sort of a beer drinker are you?
Genuine beer drinkers NEVER recap an open bottle/ stubbie/can. They
FINISH IT. and then if you have decided that you have had
enough...don't open another.

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