Open a bottle with another bottle

A beer crate is often available on construction sites and outdoor parties without having to find an opening tool. At that moment, the fellow drinkers become heroes who only need two bottles to start the next round. Anyone who knows the basic principle can become a hero without wasting precious water.

Vertical lever

The crown cork is not only popular as a closure with manufacturers because of its easy machine application. The outwardly protruding prongs offer a variety of opening options that allow a bottle to be opened without tools.

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The classic approach is to use a lever. This principle is used by a special bottle opener as well as by a lighter. But if there is no lever tool available and stable table edges are missing, often only the bottle volume itself remains.

Attachment of the two prongs

The crown cap on a bottle is held in place by 21 prongs bent downwards. Each prong offers the starting point for a lever. When a sealed bottle is held upside down, the tips of the prongs point up. An upside-down prong of the bottle that is held upside down is attached to the vertically standing or held bottle that is to be opened.

Now the bottle held upside down serves as a lever. In contrast to elongated lever aids, however, the power transmission is "bent " at a right angle. When levering the upper auxiliary bottle, it is important to exert more force on the lower bottle and its crown cap than vice versa. When the force is exerted, the prong of the opening aid bottle does not press at a 180 degree angle, but is changed by slightly inclining the two bottles towards each other.

Angular position to each other

In order to open or lift the "correct" crown cap, the angle of the prongs on the bottom bottle must be smaller than on the top bottle.

Ideally, the lower bottle should be inclined at about twenty degrees and the upper bottle at thirty or more degrees. Since the effect of the side force is decisive, a flat approach as possible is expedient. The lever movement should be carried out consistently and quickly. The lower crown cap usually just flies away.

Tips & Tricks Just try to open a bottle with two bottles often. Practice makes perfect and, in the worst case, the crown cap of the "wrong" bottle will pop off. Simply use this event as a reaction test and quickly turn the auxiliary bottle.