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Old 05-07-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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Making a beer tray out of some caps from my collection. Can't wait to start serving home brew on it


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Old 05-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #2
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I've always wondered how people are using bottle caps. Do you just flat them back out from where the bottom opener put a dent in it, or are they new caps?

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Old 05-07-2014, 05:18 PM   #3
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I save caps from new breweries or beers... they're easy to take of without any damage whatsoever. I use a bartender's opener (the flat big piece of steel with the punched out half oval on one end) and work my way around the base with little force... you'll get to a point where the whole cap just releases without damage. MUCH easier than trying to fix a bent cap.

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Old 05-07-2014, 05:36 PM   #4
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I'm better at getting them off without bending them than my husband, lol. I did hammer a couple , some have dents. Eh, a layer of epoxy should smooth it all out


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you can use a cap sized piece of wood dowel and a hammer to flatten them back out quickly.

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Old 05-07-2014, 05:43 PM   #6
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My tiny hammer is missing! I did use the handle of a screwdriver to bash out a couple....the dowel is a great idea


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We found that opening bottles with the bottom of a lighter keeps them pretty nice.

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Or you could buy this...works every time perfect cap http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084RZDEY/..._t7.Atb1TB54Z5

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