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Old 08-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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About ready to bottle,
And i already have 2 bottle capers....
But we have been saving all the wine bottles we buy and figured we might as well reuse them.

Question here is i saw this capper
http://www.northernbrewer.com/winema...er-corker.html
at the LHBS for like 12.50ish...Is it worth the 12.50? or is it one of those things that lasts a couple batch's of wine and it breaks?

Thanks for the help/imput
This is the main capper is use now http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ch-capper.html

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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The first one will give you a pain in the hands/wrists/arms, if corking more than 2 or 3 bottles.

The second one is better, though I do prefer floor standing type corkers....

Just remember, that while you can find corks that will go into the neck of a bottle designed for a screw cap, the glass is thinner and can break when putting a cork into the bottle. So it's usually better to use/get bottles designed for corks.

Oh, and the local recycling bank is a good place to look, as people tend to leave bottles in bags once the recycling bank is full - just sort through what's there.
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