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Old 11-02-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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What's the best and easiest bottle capper out there?
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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Gotta know I'm all about the Colona...but Seems to have been some guys not getting the full set of parts with the darn thing.

Make sure and get a bench capper though. The wing styles are great for a few, but by the end of a 5 gallon batch, you're gonna be tired of it.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:59 PM   #3
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I like my wing capper but I do five gallon brews. If I were doing ten gallon brews or brewing more, I'd go with a bench capper.

 
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:03 AM   #4
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I'm very happy and satisfied with my wing capper. That said... if I wasn't space challenged where I'm living, I'd get a bench capper.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:51 AM   #5
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bench capper all the way...wing cappers can only cap certain bottles, they break easy, and can break bottles.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
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After buying a few "getting out of homebrewing, buy my stuff" lots I own (in order of decreasing use):
* super agata bench capper - best for my uses
* red baron wing capper - stored in kitchen for onesey-twoseys
* agata bench capper - put in the euro bell for big caps
* cheap knockoff wing capper - flimsy.

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:30 PM   #7
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i use the agata bench caper and love it. Ive used my wing caper 2 times. Grand total of 2 bottles under its belt. it works good for those couple of caps type of thing, but when you really want to get after it the bench caper is the only way to roll.

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:40 PM   #8
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I use a wing capper and its super easy to use. I can't understand how people could think one is hard to use or get tired before finishing a batch. But then, maybe a bench capper is like butter...

I've never broken a bottle with it either, in 29 batches.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:44 PM   #9
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I've used a couple wing cappers, and the red one baron was the best wing capper that I used.

I really do like the super agata bench capper much better than the wing cappers though.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:26 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by fratermus View Post
After buying a few "getting out of homebrewing, buy my stuff" lots I own (in order of decreasing use):
* super agata bench capper - best for my uses
* red baron wing capper - stored in kitchen for onesey-twoseys
* agata bench capper - put in the euro bell for big caps
* cheap knockoff wing capper - flimsy.
Which kind of bottles require a euro bell?

I like my super agata bench caper. The wing capper gets old real quick.

 
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