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Old 03-28-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default Stella bottles ok for reuse in homebrewing?

I have a friend who drinks a lot of Stella and offered me a good regular supply of free empty bottles. Does anyone have any positive/negative experience with these?

I figure they are mass produced on a global scale ... just want to make sure there are no quality (cheapness) issues before I put my precious homebrew inside. Thanks!


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Old 03-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #2
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They'll be fine (hey, free bottles!), but after filling them with beer you'll want to keep them in the dark, as green glass will do little to stop UV light from affecting the contents. Find a closet or dark room you can close them up in, or cover them up with a thick blanket if you have to.


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Old 03-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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Great thanks!
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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I had an issue with one Stella bottle. I ended up throwing it so I don't remember why it wouldn't cap but a wing capper would not cap it. I would have had to use a bench capper. I think it had a big shoulder that the wing capper couldn't grab onto
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I have a couple that I use for soda, so there are no skunking issues. For some reason I almost think they have only a small shoulder for the wing capper or no shoulder at all. I'll have to double check. I use a bench capper though, and they work great. I've also used a counter pressure filler on these at around 30-40psi and had no issues with them.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:25 AM   #6
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As an experiment, I just tried to use the wing capper for a couple of them and it wouldn't work. Is there a specific type of bench capper I should be looking for?

My search on Amazon and eBay seems to bring up the super Agata every time. Not sure if this will do the trick but the Amazon reviews were pretty bad.
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I use the Colonna bottle capper and it has capped everything I put in it,it will as do wine corks.
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Wing Cappers suck for Stella, for some reason you have to use a bench capper........


I use this one:


https://www.midwestsupplies.com/supe...FQuxnQodKzEAhw
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what size caps?? I had a hard time getting my bench capper to work on one. Caps on my bench capper seem to go on sometimes a bit crooked... The whole vertical slide thing flexes too. Maybe I have a cheapo model (Ferarri) is there a better one??

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what size caps?? I had a hard time getting my bench capper to work on one. Caps on my bench capper seem to go on sometimes a bit crooked... The whole vertical slide thing flexes too. Maybe I have a cheapo model (Ferarri) is there a better one??

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The Super Agata is a good bench capper. I have also seen the cheaper Ferarri and the Ferarri Colt advertised as the Super Agata. The Super Agata has a button on the shaft to adjust for different heights.


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