The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Best Bottle Capper?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
Pelikan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The Q Continuum
Posts: 927
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Best Bottle Capper?

What's the best and easiest bottle capper out there?

__________________

On a brewing hiatus. Will get back into the fray eventually, methinks...

Pelikan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,942
Liked 47 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Gotta know I'm all about the Colona...but Seems to have been some guys not getting the full set of parts with the darn thing.

Make sure and get a bench capper though. The wing styles are great for a few, but by the end of a 5 gallon batch, you're gonna be tired of it.

__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2008, 10:59 PM   #3
eddie
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hermon, Maine
Posts: 1,084
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I like my wing capper but I do five gallon brews. If I were doing ten gallon brews or brewing more, I'd go with a bench capper.

__________________
eddie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-02-2008, 11:03 PM   #4
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,229
Liked 452 Times on 359 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

I'm very happy and satisfied with my wing capper. That said... if I wasn't space challenged where I'm living, I'd get a bench capper.

__________________

"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2008, 02:51 AM   #5
TeleTwanger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 693
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

bench capper all the way...wing cappers can only cap certain bottles, they break easy, and can break bottles.

__________________
__________________________________________________
Primary: empty
Secondary: DogFish 60 Clone
Up next: The Bestist Bitter
Bottled: Blackout IPA


"Ooo Pretzels and Bier!"-Heidi Klum
TeleTwanger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2008, 11:45 AM   #6
fratermus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: 75081
Posts: 1,189
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

After buying a few "getting out of homebrewing, buy my stuff" lots I own (in order of decreasing use):
* super agata bench capper - best for my uses
* red baron wing capper - stored in kitchen for onesey-twoseys
* agata bench capper - put in the euro bell for big caps
* cheap knockoff wing capper - flimsy.

__________________
Adequate Mousetrap brewhouse

Batch history | yeast slants | Suspending yeast
fratermus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #7
zachatola
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 146
Default

i use the agata bench caper and love it. Ive used my wing caper 2 times. Grand total of 2 bottles under its belt. it works good for those couple of caps type of thing, but when you really want to get after it the bench caper is the only way to roll.

__________________
zachatola is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #8
Beerthoven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerthoven's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 2,175
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I use a wing capper and its super easy to use. I can't understand how people could think one is hard to use or get tired before finishing a batch. But then, maybe a bench capper is like butter...

I've never broken a bottle with it either, in 29 batches.

__________________

Primary/Secondary: #109 Rye, #110 APA

Kegged: #106 American Wheat, #107 IPA, #108 Nut Brown

Planned: Red IPA, American Brown

Beerthoven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 08:44 PM   #9
lustreking
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 750
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I've used a couple wing cappers, and the red one baron was the best wing capper that I used.

I really do like the super agata bench capper much better than the wing cappers though.

__________________

My brewing site:
http://brewing.lustreking.com

lustreking is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #10
bikefoolery
Cycling + Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Posts: 66
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fratermus View Post
After buying a few "getting out of homebrewing, buy my stuff" lots I own (in order of decreasing use):
* super agata bench capper - best for my uses
* red baron wing capper - stored in kitchen for onesey-twoseys
* agata bench capper - put in the euro bell for big caps
* cheap knockoff wing capper - flimsy.
Which kind of bottles require a euro bell?

I like my super agata bench caper. The wing capper gets old real quick.
__________________
bikefoolery is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on a bottle capper? weevil Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 06-26-2009 07:46 PM
Classic bottle capper! alee Bottling/Kegging 6 04-06-2009 06:35 PM
Having a bottle capper around rules! Hell Brew Equipment/Sanitation 17 02-28-2008 01:25 AM
Best Bottle Capper tron Equipment/Sanitation 11 01-06-2007 03:54 AM
Is it the bottle or the capper? beeramedic Bottling/Kegging 6 08-26-2006 02:49 AM