Originally Posted by SteveM
Thirds on what Challenger and XXGuy said - Dos Equis uses European-convention bottles - smaller opening. They are not the same size as American standard bottles, which can lead to difficulties capping. It can be managed but it's an extra bother that adds nothing to your beer or brewing experience. [Edit - with a bench capper, this is a non-issue.]
By the way, among my recipes is a Dos Equis clone made with ale yeast that came out very well and very close.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f59/dos-equis-clone-57169/
Thanks for the tips everyone.
I just let them soak longer an they came easier.
As far as capping issues- I did notice a little more difficulty capping these but the seal seems good -- no spinning or anything, seems tight. I'll have to see ina few weeks if they carbed properly. I only had a couple of these so it won't be a big loss if they don't work out.
Thanks for the recipe. I will def check that out