I put all 5 gallons of edworts apfelwine in 500ml beer bottles that I use for my hefeweized. Went to cap them with a new Red Baron capper and none would crimp on properly. Tried other 12oz bottles, recycle bottles, different caps made sure I didn't have the 29mm bell on. Checked the 2 steel plates that lock on the bottom collar. Found that the magnet was crooked in the center post so I pulled that out, had to trim it a little to get it to set flat and it still would not crip all the way down the sides. I could pop them off with my thumb. Not my first time using these bottles and caps but just used a different red bottler.
Just finished cleaning out the carboy, returning the brew to the fermenter and rinsing bottles. Thinking I'm going to return this capper but any idea's on a replacement? Perhaps a bench capper? I was looking at the colonna but are these type of cappers not real friendly for kitchen counters?