Worked very well
From S. Whitmore of Graham, Washington on 2/22/2015.
I've never tried other cappers but I don't remember ever having a problem with this one. It was easy to use and I look forward to replacing it (since mine was never returned after I loaned it to someone).
From Robert Tegel of Godfrey, Illinois on 8/2/2013.
The capper is OK & just OK. The wing style does a better job, but you'll run the risk of breaking the bottle at the neck where it clasp (it's rare, but it does happen).I have an 80 year old bench capper that works better than both, but adusting for . . .
12/11/2010 – Will these caps work on screw top beer bottles? Do you have screw top caps for screw top beer bottles?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, sorry. These caps won't reliably work with screw top beer bottles.Screw caps for beer bottles require using specialized equipment beyond what most home brewers want to use. We recommend using the pry-off type (recappable) bottles for home brewing. Those bottles are easily capped with our crimp type cappers.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
10/2/2008 – I am a repeat shopper here at HH, and was wondering if you could tell me where to find some bottlecaps that will fit a 750ml Champagne bottle? The standard beer cap won't work.Thanks, Jon
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Hi Jon.First off, are SURE the standard cap won't fit? We've found that a bench capper will apply them, but due to the curve of the neck area, a double-handled "wing" type capper can't grip it properly, and won't do the job. Only the bench capper will do it.There are probably several different styles of champagne bottles out there . . .
1/26/2008 – I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
11/5/2006 – I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
11/3/2006 – This is the same question as someone asked on 8/1/06. There are two types of pry-off bottles ... theres the normal ones that this works with and then there are the 'doubles' as I call them (since it looks like there are two lips one right below the other). I think they are the 29mm european style ones (instead of the 26mm US) and you need . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sorry, I just don't know. There are lots of different bottle configurations in Europe. Yours may be different that someone elses...We only deal with good-old U.S. type bottles, and that is what our cappers and caps work with.The BENCH capper can often accomodate bottles with weird "neck" because it does not contact the neck in order to . . .
9/25/2006 – I am starting to collect bottles from around town. I heard rumor from a friend that if I used a clear bottle I needed to do something additional to the beer, but then from another I heard that was for green bottles.Does is matter the color of glass bottle used in brewing? If so, what is the best glass color. And what additional work does . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Clear and green bottles allow harmful light rays to affect the beer. If you keep your beer away from intense light, especially sunlight and florescent lights, it's not an issue.Brown beer bottles are the best, without a doubt.
9/11/2006 – can this be used to cork wine bottles also?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, sorry. It is just used with beer bottle caps. We do have corkers, however, in the wine category...
8/1/2006 – I have seen on a discussion forum that there are differences between capping domestic and imported beer bottles due to the length of the thickened glass "collar" at the top of the bottle. Are any kinds of adaptors needed to make the bench capper work with different bottle types?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not that I am aware of. Our bench cappers work on probably 99% of the bottles found in this country. There are a few European brands that may give you a problem, but not many.
4/2/2006 – What size bottles can this capper work with? I'm wondering about max and min height as well as width for various applications.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is adjustable, as far a height, to accomodate most any size bottle. As far as width, the it caps bottles with a standard beer bottle cap. The bottles need to be designed for application of caps. Many are.
2/24/2006 – Is the bench capper metal or plastic constuction?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Both, actually. The vertical bar, base, cap crimpler/retainer and handle are steel, and the body (where the arm attaches, and rides on the vertical bar) is plastic.
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
11/30/2004 – I just wanted to know if the bench capper is really that much better than the 2-handed capper? I'm just getting into brewing and am to the point where I need to bottle and cap. For a 5-6 gallon batch, is it worth buying this, or should I just save the $15 and get the 2-handed capper?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I like the 2-handle capper just fine; and have owned one for years. It's compact and does exactly the same job. Some people wouldn't agree, but hey...that's ok.
4/2/2004 – Does this product come with bottle caps? If so how many and can I get them in red? Can I use this product for recapping coca cola bottles? This is for a period play, set in the 50's. I only have a few period coke bottles, but they need to be filled and opened every night.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, the capper does not include the bottle caps.Caps (including red ones) can be ordered separately, by the pound. A link to the caps is provided below.
11/2/2003 – My father wants to make root beer. I understand that you have ingredients for the root beer but where can i get the equipment to bottle and make the root beer in?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here at Homebrew Heaven! We have bottling equipment in the Beer Brewing section, and food grade buckets etc in the Carboys/Fermenters section.See below for the links to take you there
7/30/2003 – Will this capper work on twist off bottles, or do you need a different type for them?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The capper works just fine, it's the bottles that are the problem. You really should use recappable (pry-off) bottles, not twist offs. The pry-offs are designed for recapping. I have heard of people using twist off bottles in a pinch, and they report that many of them sealed...but some didn't. Good homebrew is too precious to lose them . . .
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