Question about the bench cappers - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Question about the bench cappers

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-25-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
Corkster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Naches, Wa
Posts: 284
Liked 20 Times on 6 Posts



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...)
__________________
Give a man a beer and he'll drink for a minute. Teach a man to brew beer and you've created a monster.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
mnadamn
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Milwaukee WI / Mankato MN
Posts: 356
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts


I have seen this around the forum as well and have been curious

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
Parker36
 
Parker36's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Lesotho
Posts: 4,742
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts


Yup, it works

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:18 AM   #4
Corkster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Naches, Wa
Posts: 284
Liked 20 Times on 6 Posts


Thanks Parker....
__________________
Give a man a beer and he'll drink for a minute. Teach a man to brew beer and you've created a monster.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:22 AM   #5
JumboBlimpJumbo
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Norman, Oklahoma
Posts: 95

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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:41 AM   #6
PintOfBitter
 
PintOfBitter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
USA
Posts: 1,154
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


i have the ferarri bench capper, and have used twist-offs. never any leakers.
__________________
-PoB

Maybe you can use these Grain, Hops, Yeast Reference Charts

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 03:42 AM   #7
scottie
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
south florida, originally from boston
Posts: 23

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?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 11:55 AM   #8
Chrysee
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Posts: 8
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


It might, it might not. I would just go buy a case of bottles for peace of mind.
__________________
http://www.electrickitebrewing.com
Primary: None
Secondary: None
Bottled: Nut Brown
Up next: European Bock
Finished: Red Ale, Scotch Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #9
Nugu
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Nebraska
Posts: 145

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.
__________________
I like beer, do you?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 07:49 AM   #10
GroosBrewz
 
GroosBrewz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
West Richland, WA, WA
Posts: 817
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Nugu View Post
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!
__________________
Tap 1- JubelAle Clone
Tap 2- Evening Bite Pale Ale
Tap 3- Twilight Clone
Tap 4- Dicks Danger Ale Clone

"Today I felt like burning some calories....So I found a fat kid and set him on fire"

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Bench Capper Yuri_Rage DIY Projects 49 11-01-2014 12:58 PM
Bottle Cappers OregonBrewer Equipment/Sanitation 17 08-06-2009 02:49 PM
Super Agata Capper Bells: inner dia. for the 26mm & 29mm cappers different sizes... iamjonsharp Equipment/Sanitation 2 12-10-2008 04:22 PM
Ebay Bottle Cappers tron Bottling/Kegging 6 02-01-2007 04:28 AM


Forum Jump