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Old 11-11-2010, 04:29 AM   #1
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I have an Agata bench capper, and on my last batch I had about 50% failure on sealing and maintaining carbonation. I keg my beer and carbonate in the keg, the bottle as needed for special events. This is the fifth case I have bottled and the first with issues. I moved to the bench capper because I had problems earlier with a wing capper and breaking/chipping the bottle tops.

Can I have some bad caps? Should the caps be warm and soft? Am I missing something obvious? I visually inspect all bottles before and after capping and they all looked identical.

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Old 11-15-2010, 03:55 AM   #2
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Is there really no input on what might be going wrong for me? I'm grasping at straws now trying to figure this out.

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:07 AM   #3
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i could be the capper or caps... i have a 1900era bench capper that is worn out at the spot for SN/Red Stripe stubby bottles and also the cup is loose so it doesn't fully crimp. i had to finish with my Emily hand capper; it has never let me down yet... try the oxygen caps at williams brewing and see what happens. they are all i use and not too expensive.


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