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Old 09-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Anyone ever have any luck using bottles that were twist off? That is will the cap grab enough for a home brew?

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:05 AM   #2
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If your referring to using a press on cap, the best you can hope for is flat beer. The worst is not finding the pieces of glass that broke off the "threads" before you take a drink (I've inadvertently tried capping several and usually am notified by the sound of glass crunching) . I have heard of people using the original cap to screw back on, but IMO it would be a crap shoot at best.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:14 AM   #3
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Supposedly you can do it with a bench capper. The glass is definitely too thin for wing cappers.

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by emjay View Post
Supposedly you can do it with a bench capper. The glass is definitely too thin for wing cappers.
This. I just don't use them. There are lots of pry-offs our there.

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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I tried one because in spite of me asking my friends for brown bottles and not screw off, I got a bag full of Mike's Hard Cider bottles and Blue Moon. Threads galore. I tried a cap and heard a crunch. The rest were recycled.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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I mistakenly capped a couple that were threaded. No glass crunching and it SEEMED to be sealing (no obvious leaks when I inverted the bottle) but I chucked them anyways. No point in risking it when it's fairly easy to get pry offs...

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