Will try that tonight
I seem to remember someone posting they couldn't believe how much force they needed to use but they soon got used to it and didn't worry about the bottles smashing.might just be very tight and not quite pushing cap onto bottle when I first used mine it was a bit tight.
I use the same bottles, I think im getting a good seal with a hand capper, twin lever style. But, the beer is not properly carbonated, I think it's a priming sugar problem, but they could be leaking. Better knock up a test rig!I’ve just ventured down the crown capping bottles. I also asked a friend to save his bottles, the 660ml Stella bottles. When the kit arrived with a couple hundred caps, I tried it out on an empty one first.
Could not get it to seal, tried all combination of supplied jaw bits, but no joy. Are these bottles non standard? Or am I being obtuse
Yeah, realised now that the force applied by the levers is also dependant on the grip of the jaws on the neck of the bottle, which my twin lever capper can not get to grips with, literally
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I had problems with some bottles the had contained a Shepherd Neame brew for Sainsburys. A Cornish ale I think but anyway, I could not get a standard cap to close properly on it.Yeah, realised now that the force applied by the levers is also dependant on the grip of the jaws on the neck of the bottle, which my twin lever capper can not get to grips with, literally
When I get some different bottles , I’ll try again, failing that, a bench capper is the next purchase
Yeah I see what you mean Dave, it picks the bottle up once you've crimped itEasy to use, I had to put a smear of vaseline on mine until it was broken in