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Old 07-11-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default Dos equis and modelo bottles.

I bottled a batch last night and about 16 of my bottles were dos Equis or modelo bottles. I use a hand capper from brewers best. This capper will not cap those bottles. If I wouldn't have still had my cheap capper from mr beer I would have been in trouble. My wife was helping me cap while I was filling bottles and after a considerable amount of profanity she walked off. I gave it a try and after about the same amount of profanity I realized the problem. No more of those bottles for me.

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #2
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Why not? I've been drinking moduelo for the bottles but haven't used them yet! Why isn't it working?

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:36 AM   #3
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I had also tried and failed with those short fat bottles. The problem is that the neck is to short and wide. the part of the caper that crimps the caps gets stuck on the wide neck and wont close on the cap.

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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the common cappers fit around the necks fine, the trouble is the bottom of the capper, the jaws that close around the bell shaped part, need to latch on to the ridge that is a little down from the bottle lip. The capper won't pull itself and the lid down tightly without that. bottles like dos equis, founders, anchor, have a ridge that is not far enough down for the jaws to grip it.

you can get a watertight seal, but its a risk it won't hold the pressure. i'd practice it a bit before risking a bunch of beer

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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yep, modelo bottles suck, so do pacifico bottles.

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #6
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Pacifico bottles suck because they are too tall for standard cases...I needed to segregate them into only pacifco boxes.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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If you look at the neck of a regular bottle it's got a lip about a half inch from the top. The modelo and dos Equis bottles are only about a quarter inch. The brewers best capper bottomed out before it got a full crimp. The mr beer crimp them down tight,but they're gonna be a bitch to get off.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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dos equis were some of the toughest bottles I had. NEVER broke. Cheap capper needed? Isn't that better than EXPENSIVE capper needed?

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:03 PM   #9
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I've had issues getting the Red Barron Capper to work with the Dos Equis bottles too. With enough gumption you could get them capped but what a pain. The Modelo bottles I had better luck with until one bottling day I broke the neck on about 5 of them. Needless to say I got rid of both types of bottles.

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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I was given a somewhat decent bench capper, and that's the only way I've found to cap these bottles. I just used a bunch of XX bottles on my last batch. The thing I hate most about them is how difficult it is to get the labels off. Even after a 24 hour soak in oxyclean, they don't want to come off cleanly.

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