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    Turn your beer bottles into glass cups! (5 easy steps)

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    Start just using your empty beer bottles and turning them into your new glasses. Looks awesome, easy to make and cheap! Follow these 5 easy steps.

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    Step 1 Grab a beer bottle preferably with thick glass such as corona bottles. Tie a string just above the label on the empty bottle.

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    Step 2 Keep the string tied and soak it in lighter fluid.

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    Step 3 Put the string back on the bottle and hold it horizontally. Light the sting rotating the bottle so the flame spreads. You should hear the bottle crack slightly in about 10 seconds.

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    Step 4 After you hear the crack, pour cold water on the string and the top of the bottle will fall off.

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    Step 5 Now grab sandpaper and sand the edges of the bottle till it is smooth.

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    I wonder if this would really work?
    On Tap: Frankenmuth Brewery's Twisted Helles
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    Kegged: Founders KBS Clone Brewed in '09 - might not be good anymore
    Primary: Nothing
    Secondary: Nothing
    Next brew: Soon I hope

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    It does work, but yields varied results. A lot of the time the edge is too jagged to attempt to fix. It works best if you have a glass cutter and can place an initial gouge where you want the lip of the glass to be. (Since glass is crystalline, the cut line will propagate into the material with the temperature change. Still, unlikely to be perfect.)
    Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world. (I think I may have found her!)

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    Interesting. The more I think about it, the glasses would be a bit too small for my liking. lol
    On Tap: Frankenmuth Brewery's Twisted Helles
    Bottled: Nothing
    Kegged: Founders KBS Clone Brewed in '09 - might not be good anymore
    Primary: Nothing
    Secondary: Nothing
    Next brew: Soon I hope

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