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Old 06-22-2019, 01:23 AM   #1
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I donít know what to think of this. Corona Beer has invented beer cans that can be screwed together. You can screw ten cans together like a stick.

I know there are a lot of beer experts on this forum. Can anybody tell me why you would want to do that?

Is there a use for the empty cans? Maybe you could build a dinghy mast with them.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/coro...184536048.html
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I donít know what to think of this. Corona Beer has invented beer cans that can be screwed together. You can screw ten cans together like a stick.

I know there are a lot of beer experts on this forum. Can anybody tell me why you would want to do that?

Is there a use for the empty cans? Maybe you could build a dinghy mast with them.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/coro...184536048.html
Choose this brand of beer because the cans screw together and you think we care about the environment. The marketing department hard at work.

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Puts new meaning to "Hold my beer."

I am surprised they didn't try gasoline.
What a bunch of idiots, IMO.
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Beer/soda can cannons go back before my teen years...into the 60's at least.


I was made aware of highly technical people in small businesses with a sense of humor trying to out "potato gun" each other even to this day.


Not sure if this new development will assist in construction.....



While I am sure there have been a few accidents out there....I will bet the stats are pretty low compared to the number of cannons made.....fun has it's risks...we all take certain risks....stupidity is muti-level across the board.
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Potato cannons, and more

Web search for "pumpkin chunking" long range throwing of 10 lb pumpkins, some by massively oversized propane potato guns. 700+ yard range.
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That's about the most redneck video I've ever watched. Did anyone notice the pile of empty beer cans and Mike's Lemondade bottles on the ground.


What those boys need is a spud gun. I have built over 20 of them in the past 30-40 years and given them to friends. The one I have now will launch a spud over a hundred yards.


It's definitely a guy toy, makes a lot of noise and shoots stuff. Great fun even when you're sober.
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That's about the most redneck video I've ever watched. Did anyone notice the pile of empty beer cans and Mike's Lemondade bottles on the ground.


What those boys need is a spud gun. I have built over 20 of them in the past 30-40 years and given them to friends. The one I have now will launch a spud over a hundred yards.


It's definitely a guy toy, makes a lot of noise and shoots stuff. Great fun even when you're sober.
Did they make them illegal because someone get injured if you were unlucky enough to get hit by the potato?
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Web search for "pumpkin chunking" long range throwing of 10 lb pumpkins, some by massively oversized propane potato guns. 700+ yard range.
The fall event they hold in Delaware is a hoot. 700 yards is nothing for the compressed air powered guns. They'd chunkin' at least a mile. I don't recall any of them using propane though.

There's also a range of trebuchet, catapult, spring, and other mechanical contraptions that compete. It's a hoot watching the scrambling over them trying to get them ready or repaired when things fail (often spectacularly).
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My bad. There used to be propane powered ones. Eliminated because of danger of explosions. DUH!
We used to make tennis ball guns out of soup cans, powered by lighter fluid vapors.
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The fall event they hold in Delaware is a hoot. 700 yards is nothing for the compressed air powered guns. They'd chunkin' at least a mile. I don't recall any of them using propane though.

There's also a range of trebuchet, catapult, spring, and other mechanical contraptions that compete. It's a hoot watching the scrambling over them trying to get them ready or repaired when things fail (often spectacularly).
Sadly the event has moved to the midwest somewhere this year. I think Illinois but not sure.

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Still no answer to the OP.
Why do big companies create/market anything new anymore? --- to save the planet, of course.

"In an effort to move away from plastic six-pack rings, Corona is testing out a new type of beer can."

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Why do big companies create/market anything new anymore? --- to save the planet, of course.

"In an effort to move away from plastic six-pack rings, Corona is testing out a new type of beer can."
The idea anyone's going to carry beer like that is ridiculous. That and who's ever going to be carrying just two or three? Even with larger cans (like Foster 'oil can' sized) it's still not realistic.

Me, I'm more annoyed Corona changed their boxes a while back and removed any way to open them from the top, keeping the beer accessible vertically. Oh sure, it was probably cheaper to avoid having the cut-out stamped in during printing, but, really?
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Well, I applaud a company trying new ideas, even if they are silly. I also like the movement to cans rather than bottles by more and more brewers. I really like beer on the boat. I really donít like bottles. I also refuse to drink the classic American rice-based lager swill that has been available in cans.

It is wonderful to be able to drink a variety of good ales while on the boat.
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Well, I applaud a company trying new ideas, even if they are silly. I also like the movement to cans rather than bottles by more and more brewers. I really like beer on the boat. I really donít like bottles. I also refuse to drink the classic American rice-based lager swill that has been available in cans.

It is wonderful to be able to drink a variety of good ales while on the boat.
True, it is nice to have options.

Aluminum cans are often viewed as a lot more recyclable (as a raw material) than glass bottles, at least as part of general residential recycling stream involving multiple kinds of materials. Not talking about bottle returns for stuff like dairies or local breweries, as those programs are generally much more closely tied to the consumer/producer.

But, really? Threaded cans? Well, at least the can collector fanatics will have something to obsess over a decade from now...
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I like beer!

I won't drink beer out of a can. If served in a can I will pour into a mug. And then drink.

I understand about beer bottles and boating. Or any glass and boating. There is a safety factor with the possibility of broken glass. But drinking beer out of a can reduces the experience for me. If we are serving beer in a can, gimme a mug. Even if it is a metal mug!
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I understand about beer bottles and boating. Or any glass and boating. There is a safety factor with the possibility of broken glass.
In many decades of boating I've yet to have any glass bottles actually break on a boat. Wood, fiberglass... all the usual surfaces don't typically seem to cause dropped bottles to break. Now, denting teak or gelcoat, yeah, that's a problem... but glass/cans are equally problematic for that kind of damage.

So I don't really differentiate between glass or bottles when re-stocking the boat. Cans fit better in the fridges, so if they're on sale that's what I'll get. But those new skinny cans are annoying as most cupholders/covers don't fit.
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