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Offline 69franx

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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2016, 05:33:34 pm »
Stopped at LHBS and bought a new $15 red capper to get through the next 2 impending batches, and ordered a Ferrari bench capper. Looks like kegging is a couple bucks or at least a year away
edit to say i really need to start wearing my reading glasses on this forum, especially if I want to post anything
« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 11:05:02 am by 69franx »
Frank L.
Fermenting: Nothing (ugh!)
Conditioning: Nothing (UGH!)
In keg: Nothing (Double UGH!)
In the works:  House IPA, Dark Mild, Ballantine Ale clone(still trying to work this one into the schedule)

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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2016, 10:40:18 am »
Does anyone know if there is different size bottles and caps?

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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2016, 10:46:10 am »
Some European bottles use larger crown caps.  I think these are only on Champagne style bottles.
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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2016, 10:59:47 am »
Most euro imports use standard caps


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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2016, 06:35:55 pm »
Sorry Frank, that sucks!  My black capper was crap and used to break bottles more than I liked.  I have the red capper, which is pretty good,  and the Colonna bench capper/corker which works great every time.  I mostly keg, but would recommend either of these, especially the bench capper.  No stress on the neck, all pressure is top down. 

Offline 69franx

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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2016, 11:01:31 am »
Thanks JT, I was in Listermann's first thing after work on Monday. Bought the red one and ordered a bench capper to arrive next week. Tuesday night I bottled just over 10 gallons with the red capper and loved it. The batch that the black one died on was my third attempt at making Chickow! and lost about 1.5 gallons. The samples were great even before the hazelnut extract, I will have to remember to bring a bottle if I make it to a meeting before they are all gone
Frank L.
Fermenting: Nothing (ugh!)
Conditioning: Nothing (UGH!)
In keg: Nothing (Double UGH!)
In the works:  House IPA, Dark Mild, Ballantine Ale clone(still trying to work this one into the schedule)

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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2016, 03:43:19 pm »
Thanks JT, I was in Listermann's first thing after work on Monday. Bought the red one and ordered a bench capper to arrive next week. Tuesday night I bottled just over 10 gallons with the red capper and loved it. The batch that the black one died on was my third attempt at making Chickow! and lost about 1.5 gallons. The samples were great even before the hazelnut extract, I will have to remember to bring a bottle if I make it to a meeting before they are all gone
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Re: Bottling blowout
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2016, 04:41:59 pm »
Yea, I'm going to miss another one. I'll be in Chicago for the weekend. Enjoy your week off
Frank L.
Fermenting: Nothing (ugh!)
Conditioning: Nothing (UGH!)
In keg: Nothing (Double UGH!)
In the works:  House IPA, Dark Mild, Ballantine Ale clone(still trying to work this one into the schedule)