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Old 07-14-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default Bottling , by now you would think there is a better way

Crown caps to be persice. Are we really only limited by the plastic hand cappers and bench cappers? Why hasn't someone come out with a better capping system? Something that last and will not break or crack bottles. Something that will last.

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Old 07-14-2012, 01:56 AM   #2
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What's your idea? Personally, the most common system for homebrewers to me is incredibly simple, cheap, quick and fits our needs perfectly. Capping is certainly not an aspect of bottling that I'm inclined to complain about.

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Old 07-14-2012, 02:01 AM   #3
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Yeah, I've never had a problem with my good ol' red plastic capper. I know lots of other people have, but I've had mine for almost two years (I know that's not -that- long) and it has bottled several batches of beer, sometimes with inexperienced friends operating it.

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Not complaining, just risking bottles full of brew that took time to make. Isn't there a decent made capper out there that will last and not break bottles on occasion ?

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I use one of these


Never damaged a bottle in hundreds of cases.

I still use it on occasion when I need some travelin' beer. Like tomorrow, we're going to putt down the Charles out into Bahstin Hahbah and need some brews for the boat.

Anyway...I'm betting the whole bottling thing disappears from the commercial scene within ten years. Only bombers or larger will exist in glass, everything else will be cans. Only home brewers will still use bottles.

Might want to start hoarding empties and stocking up on crowns right away

Cheers!

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Old 07-14-2012, 02:12 AM   #6
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If I bottled I'd love to have the one this guy made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...3Xfe4lvGk#t=9s

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Not complaining, just risking bottles full of brew that took time to make. Isn't there a decent made capper out there that will last and not break bottles on occasion ?
What are you doing, or what kind of bottles are you using? I have never broke a bottle with my wing capper
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Crown caps to be persice. Are we really only limited by the plastic hand cappers and bench cappers? Why hasn't someone come out with a better capping system? Something that last and will not break or crack bottles. Something that will last.
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Anyway...I'm betting the whole bottling thing disappears from the commercial scene within ten years. Only bombers or larger will exist in glass, everything else will be cans. Only home brewers will still use bottles.
Fine with me. Twist-off bottles are worthless for homebrewing, and cans are better than bottles anyway because they don't break as easy and they keep out light.

I'm not sure how you come to see this trend, though.
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What takes me more time is cleaning bottles. I wish there were a faster way. Most of my time spent bottling is rinsing the oxyclean off, making sure no detergents get in the beer.

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