Originally Posted by Beerbeque
I have many bottles that have been refilled dozens of times for over 5 years now. I really don't think they have a limit. Mine are mostly Sierra Nevadas and I use my original metal wing capper and I don't want to keg!.. for several reasons.
I want to keg, but money is everybodies limitation in one way or another.
I tried using a Metal Wing Capper and unfortunately the stupid thing had a plastic insert in the bell that the flanges on the bottle caps fit between and wouldn't seal all of them down. Took it back and traded it for the only other one the LHBS had which was a black plastic capper, have had no issues with it except for shearing off bottle crowns.
I'm set for life though, the same LHBS has a pile of free craft brew bottles at the front of the store that just need to be cleaned, you get to take as many as you want! Unfortunately half of the box I grabbed was the little 11.2oz bottles instead of the 12oz... I will probably be taking those back.