Red Baron Bottle Capper

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Red Baron Bottle Capper Ferrari emily wing #capper Red plastic Economical alternative to a bench capper The product is made of plastic. It features spring-loaded arms that make crimping a snap. List Price: $ 18.44 Price: $ 12.53 PinShareShareTweet

Red Baron Bottle Capper

Red Baron Bottle Capper

  • Ferrari emily wing
  • Red plastic
  • Economical alternative to a bench capper

The product is made of plastic. It features spring-loaded arms that make crimping a snap.

List Price: $ 18.44

Price: $ 12.53

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bark says:
76 of 81 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Depends on the bottle, January 11, 2012
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bark

This is great for beginners and casual home brewers.

Two things you have to know to make this useful and ensure longevity of your purchase:

1. It’s functionality depends on the bottles you use. Pretty much all standard 12 and 22 oz. bottles that are purchased by the case from your usual homebrew supplier are compatible with this capper. Obviously, don’t use twist off bottles, but if the lip of the bottle is about 5/8 to 3/4 of an inch, it’s going to work. However, if you’re recycling bottles, many of them have a much shorter lip. If the lip of the bottle is 1/2 an inch or less, the two metal plates that provide the leverage for the capper won’t exactly grab hold where they should and you’ll end up fighting with it. The capper will end up sticking in the down position, or the cap will crimp on slightly askew, if at all. This will result in wasted caps, possibly broken bottles, an improper seal (which means spoiled beer), and a really frustrated you. If recycling bottles, just take a look at the beer you’re buying (again, no twist offs). Some examples; the capper works great with Sam Adams and New Belgium bottles, but not so much with Sapporo, Moretti, Pacifico, and Dos XX bottles.

2. Don’t power through it. It’s a bottle capper, not an iron man competition. It doesn’t require a feat of strength to work it, so once you feel the cap give, just gently follow through. The capper will last longer and you won’t dent the top of your caps.

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Isaac T. Dover says:
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Works great for champagne bottles, too!, August 1, 2011
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Isaac T. Dover (Atlanta, GA) –

This is a great capper. Another review suggested that it doesn’t work on champagne bottles. Certainly, this may be true for corking. However, the metal plates also support 29mm necks, you just need to use a screwdriver and a few taps from the back, underneath the handles, to pop them out. Once the plates are out, turn them around and as long as the cap will fit (beer caps in the US are generally 26mm), you can cap it. The crown also screws out and can be replaced for 29mm caps. I’ve used this on champagne bottles with 26mm caps and it works great.
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Don Draper says:
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
It works great if you use the right bottles., March 7, 2015
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This review is from: Red Baron Bottle Capper (Kitchen)
This capper works great if you use the right bottles. The key for success is to use the long neck amber pop-top bottles (see photo). The bottles it will work with are sold at local home brew supply stores. Some commercial beer brands are sold in these bottles as well (i.e. Sam Adams). The capper works by grabbing the mushroomed top on the bottle and using the flared edge for leverage to crimp the cap. It will not work with twist-off caps. Don’t let the plastic construction fool you. This is a heavy duty tool that should last you a long time.

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