So, I was bottling a batch the other day (my Signpost Edge the Belgique). I put about half of the batch in bombers. I used a bunch of the Dogfish Head bottles (from My Antonia and others with that same bottle style) and I had one 750 mL bottle from La Chouffe
(I tried it after finding out the yeast I used for this batch is the same yeast they use - Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes
). I got going with filling the bottles. When I had the big bottles filled, I switched from filling to capping. The Dogfish Head bottles worked just fine. I knew they would, because I had used a couple of them before.
But then I tried capping the La Chouffe bottle. The top of the bottle was bigger than the cap. It just flat out didn't fit. I ended up gently pouring that bottle back into the bottling bucket. I had my wife tip the bucket to the side, so I could pour down the side of the bucket to avoid splashing. So, no worries about the bottling session. It went smoothly as I then put the rest of the batch in 11.2 oz bottles from Hacker Pschorr Octoberfest (from which the labels fell as if they were allergic to the hot water I soaked them in as I prepped for the bottling session).
Is there a different size bottle cap that would fit this bottle? Or does La Chouffe magically stretch out regular bottle caps to fit their bottles?
I distinctly remember it being a bottle cap and not a cork, and the pictures on their website confirm that.
Is there a way I can still use this bottle at some point?