I've searched the threads a number of ways and have not found an answer to this. Most of the threads I have found about this resulted in the issue of twist-cap bottles.
I have 15 cases of pry-off woodchuck bottles. I tried to bottle up a micro batch (1 gal) but could not get a good seal.
I'm using a Red Barron wing capper with a standard American bell. the caps set firmly and seem "water tight", but with a small amount of hand pressure, they spin on the rim. If I shake a bottle, I can hear the air coming out.
Has anyone been successful in recapping these? When I "release" the capper, I notice that it gets hung up alittle, resulting in some decent sized scratches inside the bell... so I thought about trying the larger european bell, but didn't know if that was the actual problem. For the number of bottles I have ready to be used, I am not opposed to investing in a bench capper if that is a solid solution either.
Anyone have any ideas?