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Old 11-15-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Cut a Beer Bottle Cleanly in Half With a Piece of String

I bet this could be used to win a few bar bets. And could make some really cool drinking glasses in the process.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/glass-cut...ing-323212.php

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Old 11-15-2007, 10:30 PM   #2
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with sharp sharp edges

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Old 11-15-2007, 10:34 PM   #3
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with sharp sharp edges
Nothing a bit of sandpaper couldn't take care of.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:57 PM   #4
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It used to be common practice to make guitar slides that way, from the necks of wine bottles. Which of course is why "bottleneck" is slang for playing slide guitar.

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Old 11-15-2007, 11:51 PM   #5
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its not the string though...its the cold water shock around the part you heated up with the string + acetone 'wick'.

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Old 11-16-2007, 12:24 AM   #6
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Would that work if I wanted to cut off the top of a carboy? I want/need a large open fermenter...

Maybe the glass would be too thick...

I went to a glass cutter and he advised against cutting it.

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Would that work if I wanted to cut off the top of a carboy? I want/need a large open fermenter...

Maybe the glass would be too thick...

I went to a glass cutter and he advised against cutting it.
6 gallon bucket?
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:54 AM   #8
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6 gallon bucket?
Thanks, but no.

I'm looking for an open fermenter to make Sake. It recommends a 5 gal porcelain container and states not to use plastic.

I figured with 20+ carboys on-hand I could get the top cut off of one and use it for the Sake. No luck so far...
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:56 AM   #9
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you are supposed to use open fermentation for sake? .... you said porcelin....new toliet tank?

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Works wonder on champagne bottles also, the lower half has some interesting demolition applications.

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