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#1 jimdkc

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 05:52 PM

Anybody else use one of these?

 

I bought one not long before I stopped brewing (because I was considering the possibility of corking), and it has never been used until today. 

 

Couple of issues:

 

1. After capping it actually lifts the bottle up off of the base by the bell. I have to grab the bottle and wiggle it out of the bell.

 

2. It leaves a round indentation on the cap:

 

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Is this normal? 


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#2 matt6150

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:30 PM

Wrong size bell?
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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:36 PM

Don't think so... It came with the standard 26mm bell and the 29mm Belgian-style bell. It's pretty easy to tell them apart.


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#4 miccullen

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:54 PM

mine does exactly the same, meh


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#5 jimdkc

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:59 PM

mine does exactly the same, meh

 

Thanks! That helps. I feel better!

 

I've always used an old, red "Emily" hand capper. I makes the same type if indentation if I really lean into it, but I can control it more. The Colonna does this every time.


Edited by jimdkc, 12 April 2020 - 07:06 PM.

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#6 Mando

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 04:49 AM

Thanks! That helps. I feel better!

 

I've always used an old, red "Emily" hand capper. I makes the same type if indentation if I really lean into it, but I can control it more. The Colonna does this every time.

 

I think it's the nature of the beast.  wouldn't a capper of this type essentially always be leaning into it?


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#7 macbrak

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 05:50 AM

my capper usually left a circle and would occasionally pulled up as described.

 

 

I'd throw it and start kegging ;)


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 05:55 AM

 

I'd throw it and start canning  ;)

 

Fixed it ..lol.

 

Truth is though it is easier to keg first then can but glad I moved on from glass.


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#9 JKor

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 06:00 AM

Anybody else use one of these?

 

I bought one not long before I stopped brewing (because I was considering the possibility of corking), and it has never been used until today. 

 

Couple of issues:

 

1. After capping it actually lifts the bottle up off of the base by the bell. I have to grab the bottle and wiggle it out of the bell.

 

2. It leaves a round indentation on the cap:

 

49767448687_5617c735aa.jpg

 

Is this normal? 

 

 

Yes, my Colonna also does the very same thing.


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#10 miccullen

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 06:20 PM

I thought about gluing a circle of chipboard into mine, but haven't yet.


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#11 jimdkc

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 03:31 AM

I only brew small batches, so bottling is not a huge chore. 


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#12 miccullen

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 10:05 AM

I only brew small batches, so bottling is not a huge chore. 

I only bottle a few off of kegs for friends, or fair entries myself


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