I use a lovely old Prohibition bench capper. I would not be without it.
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> Perhaps, you could have helped me as I sat on my old apartment's kitchen
> floor swearing a blue streak after I trashed my capper. :)
> Anyway, I have not started kegging yet and I prefer the press style
> To me, it's like cable TV - you don't care if you've never had it, but
> you do, you can't live without it.
> > The Brewer's Best Kit comes with the Red Baron capper which is unusual
> > that it has reversible jaws that work on beer bottles ( the factory
> > or champagne bottles if the jaws are pulled out and reversed. You
> > use the beer bottle jaws on champagne bottles without problems.
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> > Dan Listermann
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> > > When I first started, I bought one of those kits with a double arm
> > > I wrenched it up pretty good trying to cap a champagne bottle. Then I
> > a
> > > press-style capper. It is +so+ much better. (I don't keg yet.) You
> > > want to move up to this capper. If you are getting your kit from a
> > and
> > > pop owned store, they may allow you to substitute in the more
> > > capper for a small fee (thus saving you money because you aren't
> > purchasing
> > > 2 cappers).
> > > > On Sat, 09 Mar 2002 19:21:22 GMT, Montgomery BOO...URNS
> > > > > I'm looking to upgrade my brewing equipment. I'm thinking of
> > purchasing
> > > a
> > > > > Brewer's Best Full Equipment package!! Does anyone on this NG
> > any
> > > > > experiences with this kit and if so, what is your overall view of
> > > kit??
> > > > > Thanks for any and all input!!
> > > > > DC
> > > > This is what I started with, oh so long ago (8 months:) The only
> > > > added right away was a floating thermometer. I don't recall one
> > > > the kit. Right now, I am assembling goodies to begin full-mash.
> > > > The good things:
> > > > Capper. A capper is a capper. Also going to keg soon, but will need
> > > > a capper for giveaways. Would have bought a bigger, single arm
> > > > if I wasn't going to keg. Or not. It's not a bad capper.
> > > > Buckets: nothing wrong with 'em. I'll still be using them as
> > > > for a while. Easier to move around than carboys.
> > > > Canes: Buy one of ActiveX's steel canes (or someone else's). I just
> > > > got it, and haven't used it, but my biggest problem was that the
> > > > cane was too small, too slow, and got soft under moderate amounts of
> > > > heat.
> > > > I think those were the big items. I tried putting together a kit on
> > > > my own (shopping around, not actually buying) and couldn't beat what
> > > > my LHBS was selling this for. Now, if you wanted to upgrade almost
> > > > everything, or replace it in a year or so, go ahead and spend the
> > > > now. But if you don't have any special needs or wants, I'd go ahead
> > > get
> > > > it.
> > > > --
> > > > George Howell "I ride for the same reason dogs stick their head