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Old 03-30-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Using a wing capper that only has only done one batch so far. Got about 3/4 through my second batch and it seems to have gotten messed up some how. The motions seem fluid enough, but whenever I try and cap a bottle i hear a slight grinding noise of metal on glass. No matter how gently I do it I seem to take a chip out of a bottle or completely crack it. Has this happened to anyone before? Am I just putting to much pressure on it? Wishing I had about ten Grolsch bottles right about now.

 
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:30 AM   #2
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Do you have a 2 liter soda bottle handy? You can bottle some of your beer in that, assuming you wash it out properly.

Just don't use a root beer bottle. Your beer will suffer from it.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:32 AM   #3
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Did it get dropped, bent or have something stuck in it?
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:36 AM   #4
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I'll look around for some soda bottles, didn't know they were an option.

As for the capper, one beer it worked, next it didn't. Nothing seems to be wrong with it until I place it on a bottle and press the levers down. It takes so much pressure I'm scared to even attempt another.

 
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:44 AM   #5
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Bottle mouth's should be fairly uniform right? The only thing I can think of is that I bottled two 32oz Guinness Extra Stout bottles before it started acting up, even though I used those with my last batch.

 
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:46 AM   #6
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Usually uniform. I have capped guinness 24 with no issue.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:48 AM   #7
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Are the mouths on the 32 larger than 12/24?
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:07 AM   #8
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They don't look it. Well I am easing it down on a few larger bottles I have, still doesn't seem to be working properly. Basically have to close one side of the cap a time gently or it feels like it will crack. Thanks for the responses, still a complete noob at this. Anytime something goes wrong I run to the computer without thinking it through. I'll tell you this breakfast stout is worth all the trouble though.

 
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:13 AM   #9
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get a bench capper the toss that wing capper. you wont regret it. as far as a problem i dont know but it could be that its not seating right on the bottle. i need to go find mine and see how it works
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:48 PM   #10
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Were the chipped bottles threaded, or pry-offs? The only bottles I've had break during capping were threaded ones that had sneaked into my bottle collection when I wasn't looking.
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