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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?

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  1. spades RE: MaspethMaven 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.

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      kenito799 RE: MaspethMaven 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 RE: kenito799 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 RE: MaspethMaven 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 RE: MaspethMaven 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.

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            LStaff RE: MaspethMaven 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 RE: MaspethMaven Jan 12, 2007 06:24 PM

              Nut cracker (instead of a pliers)

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