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steve_in_devon

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Cadbury, Near Exeter, Devon
Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:51:44 pm »
Hi, planning on making some nettle beer. Trying to keep the costs down as want to see if it works before commiting any costs.
I have organised beer bottles from the pub down the road, its now sorting out the capping.
I am in the Exeter area.
Thanks

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 10:07:42 pm »
We had one for years. Old fashioned wooden one which fit over the bottle and cap then tapped. It lasted years.  Other cheap option is plastic 2L pop bottles. The caps screw on airtight. Many a home brew made in these in the past  ;)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 11:17:08 pm »
I have one but I'm in Scotland and I imagine postage charges would be extortionate.  It's here if you want to borrow it though.
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spandit

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • East Sussex
    • Sussex Forest Garden
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 06:46:52 am »
You'll have to buy the caps anyway. The cappers aren't that expensive (10 from Wilkos http://www.wilko.com/home-brewing/wilko-capper-boxed/invt/0191082) and save a lot of hassle. You won't need to borrow one for your next batch then!
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Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 08:45:44 am »
Steve, I'm 99% sure that I have one lying around that you can have for the price of the postage. I'll root it out.

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 04:20:45 pm »
Hi Steve, I got your email, just PM me your address if you would.

steve_in_devon

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Cadbury, Near Exeter, Devon
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 07:05:46 pm »
Just pm'd you.
Thanks

steve_in_devon

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Cadbury, Near Exeter, Devon
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 09:44:20 pm »
Hope you got my pm with my address
Thanks

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 08:34:57 am »
Steve, I had these two pieces of equipment in a job lot that I bought. I've found them now and unfortunately, they appear to be devices for  corking rather than cappers.

steve_in_devon

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Cadbury, Near Exeter, Devon
Re: Anyone have a bottle capper I can borrow (Devon)
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 05:23:36 pm »
Thanks very much for letting me know. Planning on picking and making this weekend. Might have to be a trip in town  :(, ti wilko next week.

 

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