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Old 11-20-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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I did a search here after breaking the tops off one or two bottles each batch lately using my wing capper. The HBT opinion was either the wing capper itself or a heat related problem from using the extra hot sanitizing setting on the dishwasher. I keg and bottle about 50/50, so figured Id just live with it.

SWMBO just came back from the flea market with this. Looks old, but tried it out and it works fine. Problem solved!


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Old 11-20-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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nice find , looks like you have a nice set up.


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Old 11-20-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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SWEET!

I've got an old school capper that looks kinda like that. It says 1920 on mine...just curious does your's have a date?

 
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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I forget which brand it was but there was a domestic brand bottle that I was reusing that also tended to break a lot at the neck. Looking at the bottles, I could see stress fractures developing after the first reuse. I just tossed all the ones from that brand and haven't had the problem since.

Were they just one brand bottle or several different?

 
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:17 PM   #5
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There's no date, just had SUPREME-0 (or could be -C) cast in the side. It would be interesting to know how old it is. Anyone recognize it?

 
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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Here's a pic of mine:



I kind of like the design of your's bc you just crank up and down, mine you have to get the capper/lever in the right place for each different size bottle. It's not a big issue or anything...just takes getting used to.



 
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