Opening that beer, many a way...
6 Steps
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...

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...
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crapsoup says: Jan 13, 2013. 2:28 PM
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) says: Jan 13, 2013. 3:50 PM
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...
timdomul says: Jan 9, 2011. 7:35 AM
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.
SirBrittanicvs says: Nov 23, 2009. 10:10 PM
This method works great with thick books (i.e. phonebooks).
SirBrittanicvs says: Nov 23, 2009. 5:05 PM
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) says: Nov 23, 2009. 7:45 PM
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...
deadburdock says: Jul 17, 2009. 9:10 AM
killerjackalope (author) says: Jul 18, 2009. 11:00 AM
Cheers, though I'm also a bud and cobra man...
Can Opener says: Nov 16, 2008. 6:17 AM
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killerjackalope (author) says: Nov 16, 2008. 8:45 AM
Err spam much?
illdoyourdrugs says: Oct 2, 2008. 1:16 PM
Glad to see you are demonstrating with the best beer ever made
AnarchistAsian says: Sep 23, 2008. 4:31 PM
oh yeah... there's a knife that has a bottle opener in it out there... it's incorperated into the blade itself
collard41 says: Aug 24, 2008. 3:51 PM
`i have a key that is a bottle opener, so if i can get in the house i can get a beer.`
collard41 says: Aug 24, 2008. 3:46 PM
`how many lighters do you have?`
pixelitis says: Aug 6, 2008. 7:41 AM
[yeowza]..the instructable of all instructables* voted for you too - awesome!
killerjackalope (author) says: Aug 6, 2008. 7:46 AM
Thanks mate.
=SMART= says: Jul 9, 2008. 2:47 PM
Ive voted for this :D, Good Luck
killerjackalope (author) says: Jul 9, 2008. 3:39 PM
Cheers smart... *may need it...
KentsOkay says: Jul 9, 2008. 1:14 PM
You've got my vote!
killerjackalope (author) says: Jul 9, 2008. 3:39 PM
Cheers RS...
pyroman22 says: Jul 8, 2008. 8:11 AM
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) says: Jul 8, 2008. 10:10 AM
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...
AnarchistAsian says: Jul 7, 2008. 7:21 AM
how do you use your bare hands to do it, i always wanted to know...
killerjackalope (author) says: Jul 7, 2008. 7:31 AM
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....
AnarchistAsian says: Jul 5, 2008. 11:38 PM
i love beer nice instructable
killerjackalope (author) says: Jul 6, 2008. 1:17 PM
Thanks, I too love beer...
AnarchistAsian says: Jul 6, 2008. 6:58 PM
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) says: Jul 6, 2008. 7:08 PM
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...
AnarchistAsian says: Jul 6, 2008. 9:35 PM
tie a bottle opener to it, and it will always be in your pocket...
killerjackalope (author) says: Jul 7, 2008. 7:18 AM
Or so you'd think... never works out...
bumpus says: Jul 6, 2008. 5:25 PM
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) says: Jul 6, 2008. 6:36 PM
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...
uldics says: Jul 4, 2008. 4:26 AM
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) says: Jul 4, 2008. 8:42 AM
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...
Rishnai says: Jul 1, 2008. 10:39 PM
One method I've used is a pocketknife. Set the bottle on the table, open the knife, place the tip in the middle of the cap, hold the handle and thump with your other hand. Now like removing burners from an old woodburning stove, just pry and lift. Leverage and ergonomic advantage. Due to sharp items and risk of breaking the beer, this method is only reccommended for the first one.
killerjackalope (author) says: Jul 2, 2008. 5:22 AM
Basically stabbing the cap to open it... A bit of suitably shaped metal would do that, a starhead screwdriver could have the same effect...
skunkbait says: Jun 30, 2008. 1:53 AM
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).
shooby says: Jun 30, 2008. 1:38 PM
I once tried opening a bottle with my teeth, and completely snapped the neck, Needless to say, I'd had a few, and so I drank it anyway. My teeth were fine the next day, to my joy.
killerjackalope (author) says: Jun 30, 2008. 1:57 PM
I've done that stupid mistake too, I don't open bottles with my teeth any more because I got the tooth the the bottle would sit against bust in a fight..
skunkbait says: Jul 1, 2008. 7:57 AM
It's funny. I have really soft teeth. Had to get a few falsies. But my bottle teeth are still perfect!
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