1. Capper: These can be found for $10-$20 online. Mine is a Red Baron.
2. Crown Caps: Available in many colors online for $0.05- $0.10 each. They are sold in a bag of 144, called a "gross".
3. Bottle Brush: Essential for getting dried goop out of the nicks and crannies; $4 at the home brew shop.
1. Fill all of the bottles. My process for this is to use a funnel, leaving 2-3" of headspace in each bottle. With a big funnel it is easy to pour in too much liquid and have it overflow and make a huge mess.
When I get to the end, there is usually a half bottle left, which I will use to top off the rest of the bottles (remember my 2-3" headspace?). You can go however full you want, but I normally leave about a half inch or air space on the top.
2. Cap all of the bottles. First you set the cap on the bottle. Then put the capper on top of the cap and pull the levers down.
|View from the bottom|
Plus it is just plain cool to twist the top off and watch a puff of vapor emerge.
*Funner should be added to the dictionary.