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Old 04-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #1
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I was wanting to buy a bench capper, but i was looking for the best of the best, the caddillac of bench cappers, and where can i find it. dose any one know of any.



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Old 04-26-2011, 12:20 AM   #2
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Why go Cadillac when you can go Ferrari:

http://bellsbeershop.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=473

I have this one and it works great.



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Ferrari is the one you want. Here's Catt's handy useful tip of the day for you. Mount the capper on a wooden base. IMO, this makes it much easier to use. I made the base for mine from a piece of 5/8" plywood. It spans the wash tub sink in my basement and I put a couple of cleats on the bottom to keep it in place. This was a simple improvement, but it really makes bottling more convenient. I used machine screws with wing nuts so it's easy to break down for storage. Any spillage gets washed right into the sink.

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
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i have seen the ferrari but i have my eye on the ferrari colt http://www.williamsbrewing.com/FERRARI-COLT-CAPPER-P2390C54.aspx i just did'nt know it there was some thing better

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:47 AM   #5
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Why go Cadillac when you can go Ferrari:

http://bellsbeershop.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=473

I have this one and it works great.
I have one of these on a wooden base. I prefer the wing type (red barron) capper. The bench model doesn't release well and is actually harder to use, IMO.
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I have one of these on a wooden base. I prefer the wing type (red barron) capper. The bench model doesn't release well and is actually harder to use, IMO.
Man, I feel exactly the opposite on this. I'm not clear on what you mean by releasing well. What is it that doesn't release. I like that I can operate it with one hand, unlike the Red Barron capper. I think I can bottle much faster with a bench capper as well.

That Ferrari Colt looks to be a deluxe version of the same bench capper. Very nice!
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I have both the "super agata" and the hand-held "red baron." In the last few batches, I have found the hand-held "red baron" quicker and easier than the "super agata." I have only had one problem with the rb...I pulled the levers down too far and broke a bottle! The sa is harder to center over the bottle, and if it is NOT centered, the cap will not seal correctly.

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Man, I feel exactly the opposite on this. I'm not clear on what you mean by releasing well. What is it that doesn't release.
After pushing down on the lever, when you pull it back up, the bottle sticks to the capper and tries to lift off the ground.
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After pushing down on the lever, when you pull it back up, the bottle sticks to the capper and tries to lift off the ground.
This can happen on certain types of bottles, New Belgium being the worst offender. The easy solution is not to pull straight down on the bottle if it gets lifted up, but to tilt it out at an angle. This happens maybe 10% of the time for me, and is a minor inconvenience considering how well it does otherwise.
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After pushing down on the lever, when you pull it back up, the bottle sticks to the capper and tries to lift off the ground.
That's odd. I've been using mine for a very long time and never had that happen even once. Some keg lube in the bell might help eliminate that problem. Mine has always worked flawlessly.


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