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Old 03-13-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Anyone ever use these ones with the bullets inside?
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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I have not, and don't know why you would want that widget in there with your beer. To each his own though.

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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I have the plastic comes out easy with needle nose pliers.
I like the shape too.

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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Gotta get that deal out of there. You will never get it sanitized and rinsed well enough to leave it in there.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:36 PM   #5
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If it doesn't affect the taste I wouldn't mind leaving it in as the thought struck me out of necessity... but now that you mention it... I'm not sure what purpose it serves. hehe.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:37 PM   #6
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Originally it stored nitrogen I believe. The nitro ends up getting released when the bottle or can is opened and the pressure changes.

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Old 03-13-2008, 08:52 PM   #7
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Actually, it stores a bit of beer, rather than nitrogen. It acts like a mini stout faucet inside the beer to create that super creamy head.

I believe Guinness bottles are good for bottlers - the label comes off pretty easily, and I think they were designed to handle higher pressure than normal bottles. If you do use one, though, you'll have to get the widget out - it's hollow and covered with tiny holes that would be impossible to sanitize.

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:16 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fjcrusader02
I have the plastic comes out easy with needle nose pliers.
I like the shape too.
I'll vouch for that also. I use them regurlarly. Give the bottle a shake so that the widget logdes in the neck of the bottle and remove it with needle nosed pliers.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:33 AM   #9
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These are my favorite bottles for reusing. There is no glue on the label so it's easy to get off. Also as others mentioned the widget comes out really easily with needle-nose pliers.

 
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:39 PM   #10
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These are my favorite bottles for reusing. There is no glue on the label so it's easy to get off. Also as others mentioned the widget comes out really easily with needle-nose pliers.
my thoughts exactly... labels come off very easy and the widget is a breeze to pull out with needle-nose pliers. the best part is drinking all of the guinness to get the empties!

 
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