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Old 11-15-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default Best and worse bottles to cap

I have been collecting empty bottles from my friends to build up my collection. I notice some cap better than others with a wing capper:

Does not cap well:

Corona
Carlsberg

Caps well:

Fat Tire
Stone
Celebration Ale
Petes Wicked
Sam Adams

Before I collect, clean, remove labels, sanitize etc. what are your experiences on what caps well and what does not?

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Old 11-15-2007, 09:23 PM   #2
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my capper gets jammed up with Bass bottles.

its probably just that the wing capper isnt that great, but thats the only one ive noticed give me a hastle

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Old 11-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #3
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I love capping (and filling) 32 oz. Tecate bottles. They make short work of bottling and you get a buzz in a bottle.

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Old 11-15-2007, 09:54 PM   #4
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I'll have to try those Tecate bottles. I was hoarding 500ml brown Hobgoblin bottles until I figured out that my wing capper can't handle them. Dammit.

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Old 11-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #5
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Bass bottles suck. Actually, I have trouble with most European bottles. The lip that my wing capper graps is just too short.

Just about all the American microbrew bottles work well for me.

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Old 11-15-2007, 10:52 PM   #6
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I haven't had many problems with bottles. In my experience the bottles that seem to be more problematic than the others are Fat Tire.

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I've noticed with my wing capper that most bottles with the rounded lip like the Tecate bottle above don't cap as well as the bottles with the sharper lip.

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Call me crazy, (or whatever). I've gone from 12 oz longnecks, to standard champagne bottles, to 2 liter plastic screw top soda bottles!
Am I an outcast now?

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I haven't had many problems with bottles. In my experience the bottles that seem to be more problematic than the others are Fat Tire.
I've had some problems with them, too. They're lips are kinda skinny too. (That doesn't sound quite right )
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:45 PM   #10
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with a wing capper:

the OLD OLD Guinness extra stout bottles don't crimp right
Pilsner Urquell are hard to cap
Stella Artois are hard to cap

My buddy says he can't wing cap bottles from New Belgium ales (fat tire, etc) but i Never have issues...half my bottles are NB.

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