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Inspired by LJ WoodLe. I managed to go 4 for 6…......make that 3 for 6 because i just knocked one over! I used a cheap lowes glass cuter and some scrap materials. I wet each bottle and put it in the freezer. Once the water boiled i took them out one at a time and poured hot water. The first two failed because the second pass with the cutter made the cut line pretty rough.

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Well you learn something every day!

I thought beer bottles were drinking glassses anyway!!

I have tried the same with no sucess, so I was content with just removing the contents!!
 

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We had a lot of fun emptying the beer out of them and I'm sure we will have fun drinking tap beer out of them too. They are 1 pint 6 ounces each.
 

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Well I guess you'll never run out of drinking glasses-you can always make more!
 

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Great idea. Rogue brewery also makes a very good Chipotle variety that goes really well with chicken.
 

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The chipotle ale was the first one to break. But I agree it's good with chicken.
 

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Beer is good and goes with anything!!

Pity the bottles here in Australia have boring stick on labels !!
 

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I chose the Rogue because the labels seem to be painted on or something. Not the typical sticker.

I sanded the edges with wet/dry sandpaper. Started with 330 to knock down the sharp edges then smoothed with 600 and 800.
 

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Have a hundred or so painted bottles for a variety of projects like this when I get time. Nice work
 

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Thanks for posting. I made a version of WoodLe's cutter and I'm not having much luck with the bottoms of wine bottles. I will definitely try the freezing step.
 

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These bottles are pretty thick so I rinse them first and then stick it in the freezer. The thin coat of water freezes very quickly. The most important part is scoring a clean and deep enough line in one pass. all the bottles that cracked did so when I made multiple passes with the cutter.
 

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If you work a lot of glass, there are special grinders that make short work of softening the edges. My wife uses one for stained glass work, but I think it cost about a hundred or so dollars.
 

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Nice reuse of a favorite brew bottle! Also nice to see a local brand in far away places. I have some fond memories of sitting in their first pub a couple years after they first opened a public space - under the brewery, drinking with friends after spending the day snowboarding on Mt. Ashland. Great Beer and Cool glasses - thanks for sharing!!
 

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I finished my degree out in Ashland at the university of southern Oregon. Pretty cool place and definitely a ton of great beers out there.
 
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