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Old 05-11-2010, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default My easy way of removing Guiness widgets

First rinse inside bottle.
Next cut off plastic label with a razor blade.
next use a hook pick or a 90 degree pick and turn bottle upside down.
insert pick into bottle neck and hold bottle up to light to hook the end of the widget farthest from the bottle end and it will pull right out. My needle nose kept slipping off the widget. The pick never does. Removes the widget in about 1 second.


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Old 05-11-2010, 05:24 AM   #2
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For what purpose???


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Old 05-11-2010, 05:36 AM   #3
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I'm interested also in what you do with the widget. The way I took one out was with 3 paper towels and a hammer.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
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Throw out the widget, and reuse the bottle.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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I just use needle-nose pliers. I smash the nose in with the pliers to get a grip and pull. Works for me so far.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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I'm interested also in what you do with the widget. The way I took one out was with 3 paper towels and a hammer.
The widget you throw away. The bottle you fill with beer.

They're neat-shaped bottles, and the plastic comes off even easier than the easiest paper labels.
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Duh! Beer PONG!
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Thanks, I will definitely start to use some of the Guiness bottles I have.
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The widget you throw away. The bottle you fill with beer.

They're neat-shaped bottles, and the plastic comes off even easier than the easiest paper labels.
Ah, I gotcha
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I sometimes have to try more than once to get the widget out, but my needlenose has been working well. Love those bottles. Yank the widget, slit the label, and soak in oxy. Done.


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