Shotgunning Beer (The Good, The Bad, and How To Do it Right!)

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To shotgun a beer, all you need to do is puncture the bottom of a can of light beer, fold the sharp edges in, position the opening at your mouth, crack the top, and chug. 

When done properly, shotgunning is safe, but drinking several beers quickly increases the likelihood of alcohol poisoning. You can strawpedo a bottle of beer for a similar effect. 

What does it mean to shotgun a beer?

Shotgunning a beer is when you make a hole in the side of a beer can near the bottom, crack the top open, and quickly drink the entire beer in one go from the hole you made. 

Does shotgunning beer get you drunk faster?

Shotgunning a beer will get you drunk faster. It allows you to drink quickly, meaning you can drink more in a shorter amount of time.  

Is shotgunning a beer dangerous?

If you shotgun a bunch of beers in quick succession you increase the likelihood of alcohol poisoning. It can be especially dangerous if you don’t know your limits and surpass them before the alcohol hits. 

Is shotgunning a beer easy?

Shotgunning a beer can be very easy if you’ve done it a lot. The individual steps are simple to learn. The difficulty can come from making a hole without cutting yourself or from chugging if you’re not used to chugging carbonated drinks. 

How to shotgun a bottled beer

The process is very simple: Open the bottle Insert the straw Bend the straw so that it points down Drink without pinching the straw

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