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Questions about bottles themselves or how bottle properties affect the beverages within.

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Why do beer bottles overflow when hit from above?

You're holding a bottle of beer, mostly full A prankster comes up and hits your bottle from above with hers. Yours immediately and violently overflows (while hers stays unaffected). See this short ...
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Why use clear or green bottles?

In my experience, as well as accounts of others' experiences, it seems that clear and green bottles are inferior to brown bottles for storing beer. I know this is due to the amount of light allowed ...
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Is there anything I can do short of leaving a glass out on the counter to mitigate overcarbonation?

I recently picked up a bunch of bottles of what seemed like interesting brews from Hitachino, because I was interested in exploring some Japanese beers. Unfortunately, the first two bottles I've ...
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Does bottle size affect aging or storage?

Typically I want to age 22oz bottles, but I'm curious if I could get away with aging a smaller bottle. Is there any difference based on bottle size?
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Are brown bottles sufficient to protect beer from skunking?

I have read that when stored in a clear container, sunlight can cause beer to skunk in a matter of seconds or minutes. I have also read that brown bottles are "better" when it comes to preventing this....
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Are Hitachino's beers characteristically really heavily carbonated?

I recently picked up a bunch of bottles of what seemed like interesting brews from Hitachino, because I was interested in exploring some Japanese beers. However, more than anything, I've found both to ...
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Will a collection of 100 beers collectively be worth more 20 years from now than their value today?

Different beer bottles and cans (with contents) from different places collected in the past 3 years.
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Difference between glass, bottle and can?

I was wondering if there really is a difference in taste when you drink the same beer out of a glass, a bottle and a can. Can anybody please tell me if there is a difference or if this is just a ...
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What is the proper way to open a bottle of Delirium Tremens?

I received a bottle of Delirium Tremens for my birthday and this will be the first time I have tasted that beer. I see that it has what appears to be a cork which is surrounded by 4 wire posts at the ...
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Why are wine bottle volumes in centiliters not in liters or milliliters?

Almost every beverage bottle I have come across has it's contents' volume specified in either liters or milliliters. That is except for wine bottles which are more often than not designated in ...
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Trying to find a resealable bottle cap

A long long time ago (.. I can still remember ♫) there were these old bottle caps. My parents still have 2 or 3 at home from soviet times. They look kinda like this: What are those called? Ar there ...
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How to open a beer without a bottle opener?

How does one go about opening a bottle of beer when (gasp) there are no bottle openers present? Twist off is not an option. And, anything involving using one's teeth should be omitted (safety first!)
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How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew?

How can one safely go about opening a bottle of wine when there is no corkscrew present? (Obviously, we are talking corked bottles and not twist-off...)
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Why does draught (draft) beer cause hangovers?

Why is draught (draft) beer known to cause more hangovers than bottled beer?
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Bottle of Rum covered in leather

Had a bottle of Rum but can’t recall the name now; hoping members can identify it. Bottle was shape and size of an ordinary narrow Bordeaux wine bottle (prob. 750ml). The glass bottle was covered with ...
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How much pressure can a flip top take?

I'm making mead, 3 lbs honey topped up to 1 gallon with champagne yeast. My final gravity is ~1.044. Still lots of sugar in there, but fermentation had all but stopped. I put it all into 1 Liter flip ...
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Beefeater gin - unique bottle id

I found an old bottle of Gin my parents had. They probably bought it late 60's or early 70's. I had a look through images of Beefeater Gin bottles and I can't find the same bottle. The photos don't ...
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