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Old 07-07-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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I'm thinking 12 years is about the limit for reuse on these things.

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
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What? You never heard of super glue? I think I can fix that....

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:05 AM   #3
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quitter. Get some kegs, they cap easier.

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:06 AM   #4
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Bottling for 12 years? Ouch...I withstood a year

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:07 AM   #5
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quitter. Get some kegs, they cap easier.
lol, I knew I wanted to keg before cleaning and capping one bottle. Cant imagine how many bottles you've cleaned and capped without kegging.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:13 AM   #6
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This started to happen to me as well. It was actually the capper that went bad, although I hadn't been brewing for 12 years like you. I got a bench capper, and the problem stopped!

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:17 AM   #7
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Yeah. You should definitely keg. It's so much cheaper.

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:23 AM   #8
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This started to happen to me as well. It was actually the capper that went bad, although I hadn't been brewing for 12 years like you. I got a bench capper, and the problem stopped!
This. I broke so many bottles helping a friend bottle a couple of his batches with a wing capper. Granted, he was using twist- off bottles, but the point is that wing cappers put that kind of force on bottles. Bench cappers are so much nicer to use and don't have this problem.
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True. But why move to a bench capper when the goal is to quit bottling? I am aware, not everyone shares my goals and aspirations.

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True. But why move to a bench capper when the goal is to quit bottling? I am aware, not everyone shares my goals and aspirations.
Like you kind of implied, he never said that was his goal

And honestly, it's always good to have a decent capper. Even most keggers tend to bottle some of their stuff, whether it's a few bottles from each batch, or entire batches of certain beers (eg Belgians). Even better is to get a combination capper/corker.
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