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Old 12-31-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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How does one remove the nitrogen capsules from Guinness Draught bottles so he may re-use them for homebrew bottling purposes?



 
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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I've used some needle nose pliers with no issue.



 
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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+ 1 - they come out easy once you get the hang of it
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:16 PM   #4
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Overkill probably... but:


 
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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impressive - I wouldn't have thought that would work!!

 
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:37 PM   #6
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That is why you can make a ton of money betting people you can get a cork out of a wine bottle with a cloth napkin.

 
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #7
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I got a six of the Guinness bottles once, and it's easy to pull the "bomb" out with needle-nose pliers. Those Guinness bottles are great, too, because they've got a shrink-on label. Just slice it off with a utility knife, and you're golden- NO soaking!
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #8
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I think they hold 11.5 oz though? Maybe that is just from the "bomb" displacing so me volume.

 
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:00 PM   #9
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I got a six of the Guinness bottles once, and it's easy to pull the "bomb" out with needle-nose pliers. Those Guinness bottles are great, too, because they've got a shrink-on label. Just slice it off with a utility knife, and you're golden- NO soaking!
+1, these bottles WIN.

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I think they hold 11.5 oz though? Maybe that is just from the "bomb" displacing so me volume.
I seem to remember filling a SA bottle to the top and it filled the Guinness bottle exactly... I think you're right about the cartridge. I'll try it again and report back...

 
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:42 PM   #10
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.5 oz wouldn't necessarily be a reason not to use them anyway, you just may need a few more.



 
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