bottle cap kind of loosing - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > bottle cap kind of loosing

Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
Mar 2006
Posts: 97

I cap a bottle for the first time from my kegged beer. After capping, if I hold the bottle and twist the cap, the cap move or rotate a bit. I try the same with Heneiken and the cap does not move/rotate. Is it normal? How do I know if there is a leak?


Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
Jan 2006
Chicago, IL
Posts: 620
Liked 16 Times on 6 Posts

Originally Posted by calman
How do I know if there is a leak?
turn it upside down. if liquid comes out of the bottle, there's a leak.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
Beer, not rocket science
Brewpastor's Avatar
Feb 2006
Corrales, New Mexico
Posts: 4,574
Liked 37 Times on 31 Posts

They will often twist a bit.
Before I learned to brew I was poor, sober and lonely. Now I am just poor.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 06:23 PM   #4
cweston's Avatar
Feb 2006
Manhattan, KS
Posts: 2,014
Liked 18 Times on 11 Posts

My lifetime total for caps that didn't seal sufficiently is 1, so far.

I opened one, it was totally flat. So I just dumped it out and got another. It may have been a Bass or Warsteiner bottle: I know that I have some of both in my rotation, and I agree with whoever recently posted that they are harder to get a good seal on.

Primary: none
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What kind of dog is this? skeeordye11 General Chit Chat 16 08-02-2009 01:39 AM
What kind of ale is this? BrewMunster Homebrew Ale Recipes 6 07-06-2008 09:09 PM
Loosing Pressure in Primary Chip Extract Brewing 2 04-05-2008 12:00 AM
loosing ABV? D-U-K-E Cider Forum 7 03-06-2008 07:00 AM
What kind of keg is this? Ed_Savage Bottling/Kegging 8 10-04-2007 04:36 AM

Forum Jump