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Old 08-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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what would be wrong with dunking them in the star san solution I use in my bottling bucket before bottling?
I think this is a better solution and a lot of people on here do this. I used to do the dishwasher thing, but I felt that I had to plan my bottling around running the dishwasher and then letting the bottles cool. Also, I wasn't confident it was sanitizing due to the small opening and unknown temps. I then went to a vinator and bottle tree, shooting starsan into the bottles.

Now, I prefer just getting a bucket full of starsan solution, throwing the bottles in and submerging. I throw maybe 8 at a time in there and proceed to dump one out, bottle, cap, and then reach for another.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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Is it a clean break? It sounds to me like you are cracking the bottle when capping...the grab rings on a wing capper can do it if you press down too hard, or get it a touch too crooked.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #13
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Is it a clean break? It sounds to me like you are cracking the bottle when capping...the grab rings on a wing capper can do it if you press down too hard, or get it a touch too crooked.
I've ran into this problem before. I have had them break when removing the cap and while putting the cap on. I never heat the bottles. It started to happen more frequently once I noticed that the two metal plates on my wing capper started to bend due to 9+ years of use. I haven't had this problem since I bought my bench capper.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #14
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I recently used some Corona bottles and they seem much more rugged than SA bottles.
I kind of like the clear glass too. I keep them in complete darkness so light is not a problem for me.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #15
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Are the bottles getting pretty baffed?

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