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Old 10-03-2007, 06:05 AM   #1
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Whats needed to cap these? I can get plenty of em, so was wondering why I can't find a capper and caps for home use.

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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i dont think you can, just start drinking sam adams, thats what i did i have over 4 cases of emptys now lol

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Old 10-03-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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Twist offs dont cap well. You can use them if you are in a pinch and need bottles but those are the ones I would drink first.

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Old 10-03-2007, 11:44 AM   #4
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You need a benchcapper. Do not use a hand held capper - it will break the tops off.
I have been using twist offs for bottles for years and have never had a problem with either the beers being flat due to the co2 escaping nor have I had a bottle break whilst capping. Use a benchcapper though!

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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I second Dibby. Used a wing capper and broke 2/3 necks off Sierra Nevada pre-pry-offs. Get a bench capper or drink pry-offs.

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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The ultimate in recycling

A fellow I know reuses both the twist off bottles and caps. He simply twists them back on.

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Old 10-03-2007, 01:45 PM   #7
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Do the search ... thousands of these topics have been around

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Dibby is correct, all you need is a bench capper.

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Old 10-03-2007, 03:03 PM   #9
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I've accidentally used twist offs before and I used the wing capper. I guess luckily they didn't break. Never heard that before.

.. they didn't lose co2 either.

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Old 10-03-2007, 03:05 PM   #10
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Yup, I have an 87 yr old bench capper from ebay (like $20) and it caps twist offs with no problem

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