Ok, well the problem is it doesn't crimp them tight enough, I don't know why but I can twist almost every one. This has happened before to one or two out of 3 gallons but never every one. Do you think if I buy a new capper tomorrow it will be able to tighten them all the way or will I need new caps? And will that be ok until tomorrow or should I do plastic wrap over top of them still?A piece of plastic wrap over each open bottle mouth should keep things happy enough until you can get them capped. I've left stuff for months (and in one case, years) like that.
It is definitly a US capper, I got It down the street at my local brew shopIt could also be that you have a larger European style capper. Some of the champagne bottles I got had the mouth that was too large for a standard beer crown cap. Those use a slightly larger cap and a slightly larger capper.
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That may be, but if it is sized for the larger caps, where you got it is a moot point. Of course, if it's worked perfectly well before and now isn't then it broke.It is definitly a US capper, I got It down the street at my local brew shop
Yeah I plan on going today after work. Most of them are pretty tight but I can twist themThat may be, but if it is sized for the larger caps, where you got it is a moot point. Of course, if it's worked perfectly well before and now isn't then it broke.
The good news is that even a couple of days won't hurt the mead as long as you did like CG said and put a little plastic wrap on them. That gives you plenty of time to go back to the shop and get a new one or at least exchange it if it's not that old. Those things should outlive you. Mine is over 20 years old already!