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Beers with cork/ best method for opening?

MaspethMaven Dec 29, 2006 02:45 AM

I've got a few bottles from Unibroue recently that are nearly impossible to open. Just can't get a grip on it. I know I should be opening it like I would a champagne, but we're going on 15 minutes with no luck.

Any suggestions?

  1. spades Dec 29, 2006 02:49 AM

    Run the neck of the beer bottle near the cork under hot water for a minute, dry it off, then give it another go.

    1. k
      kenito799 Dec 29, 2006 02:51 PM

      i use pliers to get a good grip, and gently rock it back and forth as I try to pull. Corkscrews don't help.

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      1. re: kenito799
        JessKidden Dec 29, 2006 06:27 PM

        "Corkscrews don't help."

        They do if you should twist the cork in half- the "bulb" in your hand, the rest still in the bottle <g>.

        Otherwise, I agree with pliers to grip the cork (or, at least, a kitchen towel between the cork and hand), remember to twist the bottle and hold the cork and pull the bottle away (not the other way around).

      2. MVNYC Dec 29, 2006 05:41 PM

        Slowly twist as you pull the cork away from the bottle. Works for me, i drin plenty of Unibroue

        1. JMF Dec 31, 2006 06:07 PM

          Hold the cork in one hand and twist the bottle, just as you would for a sparkling wine or champagne.

          1. l
            LStaff Jan 2, 2007 02:42 PM

            You can get a good grip on the cork by laying a piece of paper towel over it before you grip it.

            1. bobjbkln Jan 12, 2007 06:24 PM

              Nut cracker (instead of a pliers)

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