Huh, weird...I typically cap each bottle as I go...paranoid I'll tip one over and waste a whole bottle of pure joy and happiness. Then again, I typically have a brew buddy or my dad there, so it's a simple 2-man operation.
I have a really nice big and thick 2.5" - Marubozo
And 8 inch is a tad short IMO. I like 9-10". - Marubozo