Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Can Anchor Steam Bottles Be Capped?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
jackson_d
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago IL
Posts: 331
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Can Anchor Steam Bottles Be Capped?

I like the bottle shape a lot, I saved some for yesterdays bottling. We couldnt get the caps to stick! I have one of those big red hand held cappers. We tried two or three times on 22ers and on 12ers. Is this something I hadnt learned yet?

__________________

Fermenting: 12g Elevated Line California Lager
Kegged: Elevated Line Toast IPA, Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone, Elevated Line Blonde, Elevated Line Christmas Molasses Porter
On Deck: Death by Dunkel, Mango Lambic?, Barleywine, Wheat, Cali Lager, Pilsner, Honey Porter, etc., etc...
jackson_d is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
Tonedef131
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,906
Liked 22 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I have always had trouble getting the two-handled ones to get a good crimp since the neck sort of flares down. But with a bench capper they work fine.

__________________
Tonedef131 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 02:23 PM   #3
mmb
FNG
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 24,503
Liked 3168 Times on 3073 Posts
Likes Given: 173

Default

+1 You need a bench capper to get a good seal on the Steam bottles.

__________________
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse
mmb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #4
Beerbeque
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerbeque's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sierra foothills CA
Posts: 473
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts

Default

I've never had a problem with recapping Anchor bottles with my wing capper and even though they have thinner glass than most,they work just fine for me.

__________________

Give us this day our liquid bread

Beerbeque is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
GreenwoodRover
me-no-r-no Nice Guy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GreenwoodRover's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,060
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

I have both a bench and wing.
The wing never works on the Anchor bottles, the bench capper is a the tool to use.
I use the anchor bombers and 12oz when I bottle a brew to give away.
I think the bottle shape is cool and gives a certain wow factor.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
only the $500,000 strippers can handle the load.
<Insert list of brews planned, fermenting, or being consumed here>
GreenwoodRover is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #6
jackson_d
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago IL
Posts: 331
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Sweet. Thanks, I'll hold onto the bottles til i get a new capper.

__________________

Fermenting: 12g Elevated Line California Lager
Kegged: Elevated Line Toast IPA, Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone, Elevated Line Blonde, Elevated Line Christmas Molasses Porter
On Deck: Death by Dunkel, Mango Lambic?, Barleywine, Wheat, Cali Lager, Pilsner, Honey Porter, etc., etc...
jackson_d is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #7
wittmania
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 215
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I know this is an old thread, but my brother and I just capped a bunch of Anchor Steam bottles last night with an old fashioned 2-lever capper. No problems at all.

__________________
wittmania is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #8
Zixxer10R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Haslet, Texas
Posts: 525
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

They changed their bottle flair.

__________________
Zixxer10R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-03-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
stratslinger
Brewing Thespian
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stratslinger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Terryville, CT
Posts: 1,938
Liked 129 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 85

Default

I recently bottled a sixer using Anchor Steam bottles - they appeared to go on fine, but the beer in them is a little under-carbed (1 cooper's drop, 3 weeks in a 70-ish closet, then a week or two in the fridge), leading me to believe maybe the seal wasn't so great...

__________________
stratslinger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #10
nefarious_1_
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 553
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

To keep up with the resurrection theme...

I started using Anchor bottles with a wing capper a few months ago and, while the caps don't get the solid indentation that results on other bottles (the tops of the caps stay smooth,) I haven't noticed any carbing issues or stale beers.

I still wonder about the seal (which is why I searched and found this thread) but until I have any significant problems, I'll keep using them. I'll see how they hold up to the test of time...

__________________
nefarious_1_ 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
Anchor Steam Brewery houndhome1 General Beer Discussion 4 01-27-2009 08:38 PM
Anchor Steam Christmas Ale DeathBrewer General Beer Discussion 0 11-15-2007 03:27 AM
Anchor Steam Tap Handles... aekdbbop Bottling/Kegging 2 02-06-2007 04:41 PM
Anchor Steam rightwingnut Commercial Brew Discussion 13 02-10-2006 07:53 PM