- Mar 28, 2017
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Hello everyone. I have read related posts but haven't found the answer to this particular question. My capper broke yesterday while bottling a batch with 32 bottles still left uncapped (will have two cappers at home from now on). I left the beer in the bottles and covered them the best I could, hoping to finish the job today once I pick up a new capper after work @ my LHBS. According to other posts I've read about broken cappers, the general advise is to wait for the yeast to consume the priming sugar, and then re-prime; but I would hate to wait that long risking oxidation, or worse, that some nasties find their way into my beer. All in all, a full day will have passed by the time those bottles are capped, from the moment I added the priming sugar. Will the yeast have eaten all the priming sugar in that time? Or 24 hours are not enough for that to happen? Any thoughts?