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Old 04-06-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 04-06-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-06-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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They will often twist a bit.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:23 PM   #4
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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.

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