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Old 11-27-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
May 2005
Northern Ill
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I want to bottle some of my next brew in Champagne bottles, what size caps and can a simple two handled capper do the job. Thanks, MP Wall

ps, tried a regular cap and it was too small for the bottle I was using as was the housing for the cap. mpw

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Old 11-27-2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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Always used a two handle capper and regular caps without a problem.

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Old 11-28-2005, 04:44 AM   #3
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I've said this before, but if you want a way to get FREE champagne bottles go to several hotels NOW and ask if they are having/sponsoring any Christmas or New Years parties and you would like to pick up ALL of their champagne bottles.
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:28 AM   #4
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You need to buy larger 29mm caps for champagne bottles. Not sure if they are readily available in the states. I couldn't find any here in the UK until I posted here about them and someone linked to a UK mail order supplier.

A two handled capper may work - mine has interchangeable dies inside which are used to grip onto the neck of the bottle. I need to swap to the larger ones to get a clean cap on champagne bottles.

The 29mm caps are also good for the big 75cl Hoegaarden bottles


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Old 11-28-2005, 03:00 PM   #5
I use secondaries. :p
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Like PT, I've never had any problem using 'standard' caps/capper with champagne bottles.

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Old 11-29-2005, 12:16 AM   #6
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It's only the European Champaign bottles and Belgan beer bottles that use the 29mm cap. US Champaign bottles use the normal sized beer bottle caps.

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