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Old 04-25-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Question about the bench cappers

seems like I read somewhere recently (probably here I'm sure..hard to tell with all the reading I do on the homebrew topic) that if you use a bench capper rather than a wing capper, that you can then use screw type bottles for homebrew rather than pry-off type...

is this accurate? if so it seems that this would make my brewing life easier as most of my friends drink cheaper BMC beers and would gladly fill my bottle needs in a weekend! (I can think of one guy who could get me about 5 cases every few weeks...poor drunken SOB...)


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Old 04-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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I have seen this around the forum as well and have been curious


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Old 04-25-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Yup, it works
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:18 AM   #4
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Thanks Parker....
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:22 AM   #5
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i have a regular wing capper and opened up a beer the other day that, to my surprise was a twist top.... kind of pissed me off after spending so much time trying to collect pop top bottles that a twist top worked fine... I'm sure there must be some problems with it but I don't know. My beer was nicely carbonated and everything so I don't know what the deal is.
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i have the ferarri bench capper, and have used twist-offs. never any leakers.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:42 AM   #7
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i have a batch ready for bottling in a week and a half, and i only got 10 bottles... i am working very hard to empty bottles so i can have enough, haha. will a wing capper work on screw tops?
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:55 AM   #8
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It might, it might not. I would just go buy a case of bottles for peace of mind.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #9
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Wing cappers get a loose fit on screw tops and apply pressure to the (thin) neck. Never had a bench capper, but even if I did I still wouldn't want to use screw tops as anything more than a temporary fix.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:49 AM   #10
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Wing cappers get a loose fit on screw tops and apply pressure to the (thin) neck. Never had a bench capper, but even if I did I still wouldn't want to use screw tops as anything more than a temporary fix.
Corkster- I agree with Nugu.. Personally, I wouldnt risk it.. Any kind of loose fit could allow bacteria or oxygen in over time.. sounds to me like you need friends who drink better beer to get your bottles


By the way, Corkster, since you are my brother, and I have just upgraded to a 4 keg corny system, you can have my bottles if you want them.. We are coming to Yakima this weekend.. Want 'em? I also have an extra glass carboy if you want that.. let me know!


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