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Old 01-17-2006, 12:38 AM   #1
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I have "The Universal Capper" ( http://www.smartcart.com/maltbyault/...tem_num=TAP001 ) and wanted to know if you can use this capper on bottles that are twist-offs such as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I have brewed my first batch of homebrew ever and it is currently bottle conditioning. I am eager to start an ESB but will need to drink some more store bought beer to get my bottles.

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Old 01-17-2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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You should be able to, but why would you want to...other than the beer you buy comes in twist-offs.

You could always drink from and save bottles that are not TOs.


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Old 01-17-2006, 03:21 AM   #3
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You should be able to, but why would you want to...other than the beer you buy comes in twist-offs.

You could always drink from and save bottles that are not TOs.
Sounds good. The reason I wanted to know is because I have a stock of beer that currently uses twist offs and I don't necessarily drink beer based on whether it's a twist-off or not.
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Most brewers here would recommend not using them. Of course, there's always the exception...

I don't use them (twist-offs). Never have. With over 30 cases of bottle, I probably never will either.

Though technically speaking, the "seal" is not at/on the threads, but on the top of the bottle rim. If the capper is able to crimp the cap then it should seal because prior to crimping you are applying downward pressure on the cap.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:00 AM   #5
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I've used twist off's since 92. I use a big bench capper.
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I dont have a prob
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Seems like a toss up here, I've been told in general it's not a good idea to use twist off's as a homebrewer, I use crimping.
Suggestion.... buy some bottles...are you only using the bottles from previously drunk beer?


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