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Well as you may have guessed it's about opening beer, in many ways...

Regardless of what bumpus, rocketscientist and sunbanks say I'm not an alco...

Say you're having a BBQ and your steaks are just about to be flipped, oh no, there's no bottle openers handy and you need a drink...

Whatever will you do...
 
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Step 1: The pry method...

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This works with almost any solid object that's in any way lever shaped...

The pictures have examples of a lighter, a screwdriver, a bit of wood, oh you get the idea...

The secret to doing this is simple...

Wrap your hand around the bottle, stick you index finger out and put the corner of the object under the lid, put your index finger around the object and grip tightly while pulling the object down like a lever.

***How this works - Basically you are gaining a mechanical advantage but using the object as a lever, your index finger then acts as a fulcrum to pivot around...

Step 2: The thump method...

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This one involves a corner and a beer, plus two working hands...

This is best done on the corner of a wood block of workbench, it'll mark wood, also if you're using a metal or concrete object be careful that the bottle doesn't break...

So take the beer and set it against the corner of the object so the cap is hanging on it. angle it a little.

Give it a good thump with the palm of your hand, the cap should pop of in one go, if it comes halfway replace beer like it was and just squeeze straight down on it, you can use this squeezing technique to open beer more safely against concrete and metal...

***How it works - Here your using kinetic energy much the same way as a hammer does, you build it up in the swing and transfer it to the bottle cap, forcing it off, rather than transferring energy slower like squeezing it...
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bottlocase9 months ago
Or simply buy a http://www.bottlocase.com/
crapsoup1 year ago
After learning "the Pry Method" years ago, I have stopped using bottle openers all together. Now days i can open a bottle with almost anything. The best trick i found is to open it with another unopened bottle. as long as it isn't your last one, you always have a way to open your beers.
killerjackalope (author)  crapsoup1 year ago
I like doing that too, though a liquor bottle with a screw cap solves the last one issue - every time I pick up a bottle of liquor at a party and a beer and do that people don't have a clue what to say after getting half way through a question about the two bottles...
timdomul3 years ago
You can use the door locks from your house, it's easy you just have to do not turn to much your beer or when the gas releases the bear will drop to the the floor but with careful you have your beer opened in a sec.
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This method works great with thick books (i.e. phonebooks).
I have a Australian 20c coin that is roughly the size of a silver dollar, and kind of thick. When I didnt want to damage a nice surface I would use the coin as the lip I would knock the cap off with.

Also: DO NOT Attempt to do this on a solid surface (i.e. brick, stone, metal). You might get glass in your beer.
killerjackalope (author)  SirBrittanicvs4 years ago
Actually there's another way to do it, that'll work on metal edges and brick, stone etc. though sometimes the stone or brick will still scrape the bottle's lip, leading to lip bleeding with out the glass drinking...

Basically hang the cap on the edge the same way as you would and rest the heel of your palm on the bottle top, put your fingers on the surface and press down slowly but very hard on the bottle top, it'll pop off, though if you try and stop your other hand too fast you'll slop beer down your leg or it'll do that weird fly out of the bottle thing and hit your armpit...

The coin tip's a pretty good one, though lately I've diversified out of boredom and now have a mild hatred for bottle openers, be careful of this...
deadburdock5 years ago
I admire your taste in beer, sir!
killerjackalope (author)  deadburdock5 years ago
Cheers, though I'm also a bud and cobra man...
Can Opener5 years ago
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killerjackalope (author)  Can Opener5 years ago
Err spam much?
Glad to see you are demonstrating with the best beer ever made
oh yeah... there's a knife that has a bottle opener in it out there... it's incorperated into the blade itself
collard416 years ago
i have a key that is a bottle opener, so if i can get in the house i can get a beer.
collard416 years ago
how many lighters do you have?
pixelitis6 years ago
[yeowza]..the instructable of all instructables* voted for you too - awesome!
killerjackalope (author)  pixelitis6 years ago
Thanks mate.
=SMART=6 years ago
Ive voted for this :D, Good Luck
killerjackalope (author)  =SMART=6 years ago
Cheers smart... *may need it...
KentsOkay6 years ago
You've got my vote!
killerjackalope (author)  KentsOkay6 years ago
Cheers RS...
pyroman226 years ago
wow that is a complicated botttle opener i just use the ones on my multitool or my wall (yes i have a bottle opener mounted on my wall)
killerjackalope (author)  pyroman226 years ago
It's a swiss-tech utili key, you can get a lot of leverage that way, by simply squeezing the opposite side in to the bottle, or you can lift the side hooking the cap...
how do you use your bare hands to do it, i always wanted to know...
killerjackalope (author)  AnarchistAsian6 years ago
It's called a twist top bottle... Miller have twist tops for example... Though there are a few tricks that involve strong grip and a hidden bottle opener....
i love beer nice instructable
killerjackalope (author)  AnarchistAsian6 years ago
Thanks, I too love beer...
you ever had chinese beer? anyway, about the pocket thing, that happens to me all the time with my cell phone NICE INSTRUCTABLE AGAIN
killerjackalope (author)  AnarchistAsian6 years ago
Thanks again, ha funny the opposite happens to me, I check my pocket and the phone's elsewhere despite me not liking being away from it...
tie a bottle opener to it, and it will always be in your pocket...
killerjackalope (author)  AnarchistAsian6 years ago
Or so you'd think... never works out...
bumpus6 years ago
y'know killer, i just got back from a family reunion and i didnt know most of my relatives are pretty crafty on teh whole opening of booze, congrats on the ible
killerjackalope (author)  bumpus6 years ago
Cheers, there are a tonne of other ways but this lays down the basic techniques that allow you to use random objects, rather than showing you the random object versions each time...
uldics6 years ago
5.5 The full bottle method (not allowed to have last full bottle, allways one full needed). The mix of the pry and empty bottle method. Take the bottle to open in left hand as it stands (vertically, for those in a tank). Take other full bottle in right hand horizontally, facing the lid to the vertical bottles a bit under lid place. Make it even more than horizontal (so the bottom is maybe 15 degrees higher, but not bottom up - this is a nice mistake many make - they open accidentally the highest bottle, the one with bottom up, hehe. Hold the horizontal bottle up against the first bottles lids edge. And push and turn your right hand with your horizontal bottle down and clockwise. xx. Dangerous method. Not working with very hard closed bottles. Use your teeth. As far back in mouth as possible (they are stronger there, and if this method does not work, your smile will stay nice longer). yy. Eye method (fools method). Put your bottle to your eye and open it. Prerequisites: Bottle has to be hidden opened other way just before, preferably by a method not damaging the lid. You have to make little hissss noise with your mouth when you open it.
killerjackalope (author)  uldics6 years ago
The full bottle method has a habit of backfiring when you're figuring it out... However there's a variation, you swing two full bottles down in arcs, the lids catch each other and pop off... it's a very hard trick to do without any spills but even just a little makes it impressive... I personally don't like the idea of encouraging people to do the teeth method...
skunkbait6 years ago
Don't forget seatbelt buckle, car-door lock, paint can opener, spatula (at the risk of breaking the bottle), and teeth (at the risk of breaking the teeth).
killerjackalope (author)  skunkbait6 years ago
A paint can opener is just a funny shaped flahthead the the end of the day... That and new seatbelts don't work for this... I thought that little list was pretty useful since it explained the way to do, allowing for freedom of choice in object...
We've got a different paint can-opener (I'll see if I can post a pic), the tip's like a flathead, but the handle's a triangle like a real cap-lifter. Wouldn't know much about new seatbelts. Can't afford a new car.
killerjackalope (author)  skunkbait6 years ago
Interesting... well not new seatbelts but later cars have alot of variations in seatbelts, many of which are too small to get the bottle cap..
Can't find one of those paint can lifters to save my life. Next time I come across one I'll PM you the pics.
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