Show Us Your Opener

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  1. Ward Chillington

    Ward Chillington Well-Known Member

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    #1 Ward Chillington, Sep 16, 2019
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    While using one of the many bottle openers that live in many of my kitchen drawers and I thought to myself that folks like us would be in a world of hurt without these handy dandy little keys to the some of the best stuff we ever drank! I also started to think about my grandmother who was a secretary at Crown Cork and Seal and the odd little connections that our past makes with our present so thanks for that Grandma!

    Humble and ubiquitous as they are, let's show them the same love we do our homebrews, our beer glasses, our boils!

    Below is one of my oldest which I am sure must have come into the house through my folks and I wouldn't be surprised if from my grandparents as the Gunther brewery was on the east side of Baltimore not too far from where my dad grew up. The place changed hands to Hamm's at about the time I was born so its got to be at least as old as I am!

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    So, show us your opener and tell us a story!
     
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    Tell ya the truth mine doesn't get much use I don't even know where a loose one lives round here ecept for this screwed to me brew sink. It used to live in the kitchen but was in wrong spot for opening beers.

    I did use it yesterday to open a bottle of black bean sauce :rolleyes: They got screw tops on so here in Aus well some do anyways.
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    Sorry to disappoint. I know plenty businesses here in Aus put their logo on them as a key chain type thing their handy.
     
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    Thats a nice piece, and a story to go with it. I have several scattered around from Great Falls Select (dads favorite beer), Hamms, Olympia, and some with just buisness names on them. None with a good story such as yours, CHEERS
    PS I do have one like TB's that I stole from a motel!:rolleyes: There is a story there but I am waiting for the statute of limitation?
     
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    This one always reminds me that when we visit the mother-in-law, there's always a brewpub 10 minutes walk away. Silver linings ...

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    The one on the keezer sees a fair amount of usage.
    20190916_053416.jpg The one we keep upstairs pretty much only gets used if you forget to use the one in the basement on the keezer.
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    Then there's this one I got for free at Home Deopt years ago when I purchased paint. It's my favorite hands down. I use it to preserve the caps I want to keep as it keeps them in perfect condition.
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    I've gotten many others just like it but they don't even come close to this one. I'd gladly give up all the others for this one.
     
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    YEAH! That's what I'm talking about! Be it ever so humble...there's no opener like that opener! ...or his long lost cousin...where the hell did this one come from? Arrow Beer??

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    Sure is purdy!
     
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    Not sure exactly how do this one is, I would say it is from the early 1980's. At that time this was the only place that you could buy beer in Ontario, except of course bars and restaurants.
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    Kline! I thought it was gonna be the back end of a punch down tool! And by the way, "Blahoslavený je matka, která porodí sládek" , indeed they are as we are as well!!
     
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    One at the bar (serves double duty)....

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    ...and one in the brewery.

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    This takes me back
     
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    OUCH! Yeah, that's why we have openers; right? So we DON"T need to improvise with things like the edge of a table, a car door, a belt buckle or even your teeth! Are we not civilized, sophisticated Homebrewers with a sense of dignity, class and aristocracy?

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    NAAAAAAAAA ! From a trip to the left coast.
     
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    Doing the double duty thing tonight.....

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    Somebody had to do it, we've all used em...

    Flic my Bic


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    Beats using your Teeth :eek:!
     
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    Marginally, yes it does...
     
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    AND lights your smoke!
     
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    This was a gift from my daughter.
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