Bottle - Cap Mismatch

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ghostbrewer

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I bottled my first batch of homebrew last weekend and made an interesting discovery. Specifically, my bottle caps went nicely onto a great many bottles, but did quite fit right on some others. The caps went well onto bottles I bought at my LHBS, went well onto several recycled domestic brands, and also went well on Sam Smith bottles. However, the caps did not quite fit right on Bitburger bottles and one or two other import bottles. And when the cap didn't fit quite right, the bottle capper also tended to hang-up on the cap after crimping.

Anyone else with similar experiences?
 

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I think it's the bottles and not the caps. There are slightly different sizes
 

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Standard bottles are 26mm and some import bottles are 29/31mm. You can get a different bell for your capper and find the caps needed.

I just standardize on the 26mm bottles and pitch/return the others.
 

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