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Old 11-21-2005, 09:20 PM   #11
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Yea I ran into that myself last time I bottled...I already had one filled up when I realized it wasn't going to work. But, it's just the pints that have those necks...the 12 oz bottles have a regular neck.

Me too. I'm looking for a bench capper now for this reason and because I am having troubles with bottle necks cracking and breaking. I have at least one cap just break off when I cap each time. I found one conditioning that had a crack just below the cap and it was foaming from there.

Either I've got weak glass bottles or my capper is damaging them. I'm hopeing that a bench capper will take care of it.


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Old 11-21-2005, 10:58 PM   #12
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The way to eliminate this issue altogether is to get a bench capper. Bench cappers press straight down using leverage from the capper structure and not the lower lip of the neck, so neck design is irrelevant.
Yeah, that's the kind I meant earlier. The one on the right in the pick, though my is cast iron and more heavy duty.



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Old 11-22-2005, 12:56 AM   #13
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I'm not certain of the black capper, but the red one has 2 metal pieces that grab onto the neck.

These pieces are removable (I use needle nose pliers) and are two different sizes. You can use them on thin or thicker neck bottles.

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I'm not certain of the black capper, but the red one has 2 metal pieces that grab onto the neck.

These pieces are removable (I use needle nose pliers) and are two different sizes. You can use them on thin or thicker neck bottles.
that is great news for those that have the red baron capper. i just bottled a batch last night and had major problems with my capper on the Franzi, Spaten, and Dos Equis bottles. we ended up just using man power to push down on the bottle and help the capper do its thing.

however, i am having problems now with how to get those metal teeth out and flipped around. they seem to be bolted in there into the plastic. how did you get them out with needle nose pliers?
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