Introduction: Sneaky Drink a Beer Anywhere

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Ever wanted to have a nice frosty beverage but it may be "looked down upon"? Here's an easy way to make a covert beer can. Detailed instructions after the video. DISCLAIMER: Do not drink alcholic beverages anywhere it is illegal! Drink responsibly.

Step 1: Grab a Soda Can...

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I chose the well known cola brand for this disguise but any soda or drink can should work.

Step 2: Tools...

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All you need is a can opener, a pair of strong scissors and and file.

Step 3: Step 1

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First pop the top from your empty soda can and then using the can opener, cut off the entire top of the soda can. Don't cut yourself!

Step 4: Step 2

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Using the can opener again, cut off the bottom of the can. Don't cut yourself again.

Step 5: Step 3

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Now using your scissors (or tin snips) make a cut into the bottom of the can and then cut along the edge to remove the entire bottom of the can. Did I say don't cut yourself?

Step 6: Step 4

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Look for the seam on the can and then cut the can in half from the bottom to the top. If you cut yourself, get some band-aids.

Step 7: Disguise the Beer...

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Coil up the covert can cover nice and tight and slip it over the beer or other beverage and you're done! Have fun, be safe. I hope you enjoyed this Instructable.


SkylerL (author)2015-05-11

Finally now I can drink everywhere

YankeesFisherman123 (author)2014-01-09

Im 13 so i will not be trying this soon lol

Lftndbt (author)2008-10-24

Could we just pour the beer into the coke can instead? LMAO I know, I know it is for multiple uses...

Kipkay (author)Lftndbt2008-10-24

Sure...if you like beer that tastes like coke.

tuckerton296 (author)Kipkay2009-02-13

dart is smart however i am doing this as i am under 18 so im useing this to desquize sodas as juce

ilpug (author)tuckerton2962013-08-18

That's a good idea, if you go to a school that bans sodas...

DrWeird117 (author)Kipkay2009-01-13

That doesn't seem too bad, actually.

awang8 (author)DrWeird1172009-01-22

Actually, some beers already have coke in it.

Grey_Wolfe (author)awang82009-09-21

Rum and coke =/= beer. lol

sharlston (author)awang82009-05-19

which? actually i know 1 bacaRDI AND coke lol

DrWeird117 (author)awang82009-01-22

I just heard about those.

awang8 (author)DrWeird1172009-01-22

Rum and cola... Mmmm...

Actually I'm not old enough to drink alchoholic beverages.

skwurul (author)awang82009-02-09


DrWeird117 (author)awang82009-01-22

Root Beer and Mudslide... Mmmm...

sharlston (author)Kipkay2009-05-19

wash the can

csmiler (author)Kipkay2009-02-13

well.... you could rinse the can

Lftndbt (author)Kipkay2008-10-24

Touche ;)

Did you notice my post in the forums by chance? I'm not sure if you read them but, I put this up for you. I was going to message you. Nice work
They played you full Video. The hosts and audience thought it was awesome.
It was a good 5 minutes worth of them doing your chill test. it worked great for them and they were all very impressed.

Good to see you on Aussy TV.
Chill a coke in two minutes on Australian TV

Kipkay (author)Lftndbt2008-10-24

I looked on the site. Do you know if there is a link to the actual show? Thanks for letting me know.

Lftndbt (author)Kipkay2008-10-25

OK I give up, sorry.
Their site navigation is awful to say the least...

I can not for the life of me find the link to download the last show 10/24/08.

This is as far as I can get.

Lftndbt (author)Kipkay2008-10-24

Sorry, still not home from work yet. Just a correction.. The show it featured on was "Friday night download" not friday night live.... the live show would have taken you to Big brother series... That may make it clearer... Once again I will check for a link tonight.

Lftndbt (author)Kipkay2008-10-24

Yeah there should be an upload of the show on their site... "head to the site to check the upload of tonights show" So it should be there. I'll check tonight for you. May be easier for me to navigate the site.

Trinity (author)2007-12-22

kipkay your vids are usually awesome but couldnt you just rinse out the coke can and pour the beer in it?

Kipkay (author)Trinity2007-12-22

For every beer you want to drink? Then you would have to carry around a complete soda can where you go. This one you can roll up.

leebryuk (author)Kipkay2007-12-23

wow, just what we need...another "how to" smoke pumpkins bongs, etc. I've never found it hard to have a beer when I've wanted one. I am magically able to wait until I'm in a stadium, or not in my local park. Or perhaps best, driving in my car. Yep, there's a whole world that doesn't revolve around alcohol. And before the e-daggers fly I know two things: 1) I am not going to change your mind, but something will one day. 2) I have worked in addiction psychology for years, and what they can do with a car antenna and foil aluminum will blow your mind. One thing that I do recommend is that you call your local police/sheriff office and ask to be a "ride a long." It's like your very own version of cops. You ride in the squad cars on real cars for a shift and it can be terrifying. It's a real eye opener. Let's do something a bit more constructive?

ilpug (author)leebryuk2013-08-18

Not every person who wants a discrete beer is the downfall of civilization man. Neither is everyone who makes pumpkin bongs.

However, I do think that a ride along would be interesting. Good suggestion there!

Not meaning to start a war or say that you are wrong , but your post is the reason this instructable exists. Yes i know addiction can be bad , trust me. I have not watched addicted people from the side but have been part of it.

crapsoup (author)leebryuk2013-01-13

I once got a DUI and had to deal with 1 year of classes with a addiction counselor. I had to listen to them drone on an on about how I was an alcoholic and how i was in denial about it because i made one stupid mistake. They spent all there time with there heads shoved firmly where the sun doesn't shine trying to tell me about my (as well as everyone else's problems) when they never even bothered to learn anything about me. they were self righteous, self centered, delusional people who ended up causing most of my "classmates" to go straight to the bar (right next door) afterwards. And as for cops, I worked in banquets, and have seen many of our "heros" Driving home drunk from from weddings on more than a couple occasions. Those guys are law breaking criminals just as much as the rest of us. So to you I say, Riding along on your high horse is not a good way of being constructive either. Oh, and one more thing, Pumpkin Bongs RULE!!!

groovy (author)leebryuk2010-11-26

I,ll drink to that buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrpppppp....
lighten up man,have a drink you may feel better about our f..d up world

Kipkay (author)leebryuk2007-12-23

But I want to drink a beer at church. Is that so bad? LOL! Only kidding. That's just an example of what I had in mind. There is a potential downside to EVERY idea in the world. Design a new hammer and someone will hit me on the head with it. I certainly hope this is not encouraging ANYONE to drink and drive. After all, you can do that in your car without having to camouflage a beer. I appreciate that you took the time to make a respectable comment.

leebryuk (author)Kipkay2007-12-24

OK, first thank you for respecting my comments. And I do not think you are a budding alcoholic. Second, I laughed out loud over your beer at church comment. I would drink a beer if I were forced to go to more services. There sermons are horrible. I was raised a Southern Baptist. They mostly consist of dressing up nice, walking into a building, saying hello, singing a couple of songs from a book, being read to from the Old Testament, then from the New Testament, then somehow related to something in the news (or in an election cycle who you should vote for), passing around a collection plate, more singing and leaving. I can definitely see where a beer would make it a bit more entertaining. It couldn't make it any less incomprehensible.

Kipkay (author)leebryuk2007-12-24

Hey don't get me wrong, I love to throw down a few, but I am old enough to know when enough is enough. I knew that this Instructable could cause a bit of a stir and was ready for it. I tried to think of a couple of places where it may be 'frowned upon' to drink yet not illegal and that was the first thing that came to mind...Happy Holidays!

THeff (author)Kipkay2007-12-23

i drink in church

camp6ell (author)leebryuk2007-12-23

you know what, if you don't like it, don't do it. end of story. why don't you post more constructive comments? this could be adapated for other uses, and is inspiring for just that. i don't drink, fwiw.

leebryuk (author)camp6ell2007-12-24

Hey, you know what? I don't like it, and I don't do it. End of story. BUT I do post tons of positive comments (excluding the great pumpkin bong and now this.) You know what else I use to get to do? Pick glass out of people's skin. People don't like it very much, I promise you that. I didn't place it there, and it needs to come out but they still don't care for it, especially when it deals with their faces. Cars and alcohol...great things. Now they come to me for help with their life because: a) The Law made them. b) The Law was about to take their kids away c) Their family will have nothing to do with them and they want a quick fix d) They really want to change their behaviors and aren't sure how. This is far afield from the initial coke can business, and perhaps unwarranted but I get to professionally see what alcohol does to people. I always cringe when I see something that shows a bit of a sign of someone going past a border, a bit of self triggers something in me. I guess it's a sense of dread.

THeff (author)leebryuk2007-12-23

hey man its hard to have beer when i want one, like in a stadium that wants to charge me 4 dollers a beer to many , id much rather do this and the world needs to final figure out that watter mellon bongs filled with pineapple and pineapple juice are so much better then pumkin

upriverpaddler (author)leebryuk2007-12-23

I live in an area where drinking a beer on the street won't even get you a second glance. But, while working out of town one time (in Mississippi), I brought a six pack of beer to a laundromat to drink while my clothes washed. I was actually asked to leave.

crapsoup (author)2013-01-13

i use fountain drink cups myself. The big ones can hold long neck bottles easy enough, plus you can put ice in them.

luvhandle (author)2012-09-14

I ordered some of these from

PinkyShin08 (author)2012-08-04

Everyone seems to be saying this is a bit of a waste of time since you can just pour the beer, but with this, you are able to drink multiple cans of beer without having to pour a new can each time. Just slip and drink, and when finished, throw away and slip and drink again. It's pretty convenient.

amelder (author)2011-08-01

or just use a koozie.......

robynky (author)2010-04-01
I know some of you may find this hard to believe, but I’m going to post it anyhow. There are many places in the United States that are “dry”. Let me explain what this term means. In places like Russell County, Kentucky AND Adair County, Kentucky (and others) an adult can not go into any business sit down order a meal and purchase a glass of wine, mixed alcoholic drink, or beer. They also can not go into any business and purchase a bottle of wine, bottle of alcohol, or case of beer to take home to consume. Alcohol can’t be legally sold in dry areas. (Although bootleggers do exist and are very well known to all in these areas) The powers that be feel they need to dictate what an adult may or may not drink. As strange as it sounds, it’s true. Fortunately certain businesses respect adults and allow them to bring in beverages to consume with purchased meals as long as it done descretely. We all like to enjoy an occasional pizza and a Beer or perhaps ride over to the lake and order a fish dinner and have a glass of white wine while enjoying the lake view and the weather. Any way I enjoyed the instructable and will surely put it to good use.
purefusion (author)2010-03-22

I thought these were some pretty hilarious alternatives, too:


lucek (author)2010-01-19

only problem is it's clearly been tampered with.

Tobita (author)2010-01-19

I dare you, no double dare you, no triple dare you! NO! QUADRUPAL dare you! NO I QUADRUPLE DOG DARE YOU! To drink (real, alcoholic) beer anywhere in Saudi Arabia.

shmacky26 (author)2007-12-27

Nice instructable, but may I suggest something easier. I love to drink and drive, and by drink and drive, I mean have a beer on the way home from work. I am not posing any more of a threat than someone drinking a coke. If I get pulled over, I would pass a breathalizer test because I am not drunk. Having said that I am not out killing people on friday nights, what I do is take a Wendys or McDonalds large cup. I empty it, put the beer into it, open it, put the lid back on the cup, then insert the straw through the lid and into the beer can. It works with bottles also. It's ingenious and fool proof. I even had a cop come up to me in traffic one day and talk to me about a detour while drinking a delicious beer in front of him. It was the greatest day of my life.

emuman4evr (author)shmacky262008-09-09

And he didn't smell the alcohol on your breath. Hmm strange. I still don't support drunk drivers though.

shmacky26 (author)emuman4evr2008-09-10

If you noticed, I made it very clear that I do not drive drunk. I don't support drunk drivers, Who does? Don't get a head of yourself birdman. And no he didn't smell the alcohol on my breath, he had no reason to be suspicious. I blend right in.

Lftndbt (author)shmacky262008-10-24

Ever heard of having alcohol left in your mouth? You may only be drinking a beer yet the concentrated amount left in your mouth from a swig taking moment before will read over. Wait 10 mins and you'll be under again. In the AU police always ask you first if you have drunk within the last half an hour as they know you will blow an excessivley high reading. They then register you again 10 min later to establish a better reading. But technically your not driving drunk.

megmaine (author)Lftndbt2010-01-18

What exceptionally courteous police you have in AU!
I have no experience with this, but I am betting they don't give that kind of benefit of the doubt in the USA.

glsluvs2snobrd (author)shmacky262008-05-03

An easier way to do this is to simply just pour the beer into the cup, your cup might be too small to hold the beer can and all, but either way, it would work great.

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