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Bottle Capper - Red Baron for Homebrew

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  • Easy to Use
  • Spring Support
  • Magnetic Holder
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  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000Q6ARMY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,103 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

The "Red Baron" capper is a double lever, magnetic capper but is fitted with springs, giving you added leverage and smoother crimping motion.


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Customer Reviews

Nothing special, but it gets the job done with little effort.
prs1997
This thing is well built, never fails, it has a magnet that holds the cap in place and you feel it snap down in a good lock when the bottle has been sealed.
Eric R. Caron
I've used this on champagne bottles with 26mm caps and it works great.
Isaac T. Dover

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By bark on January 11, 2012
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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Isaac T. Dover on August 1, 2011
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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr.Dr. on January 5, 2011
this thing rocks! i am new to beer but have made wine in the past and i expected this caper to be as hard to use as a cheap corker(you have to push on a plunger with a bajillion pounds of force) but no! this thing is good quality fairly inexpensive and is easy to use. Who cares if this thing doesn't work on champagne bottles this thing is just as good or better than any bench caper because you don't have to align the bottle underneath it perfectly you just put it on top of the bottles and pull the levers down and you have a perfectly capped bottle of beer.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Justin S. on November 17, 2010
I have used this bottle capper for 3 batches so far. It is constructed really solid and looks like it is going to hold up well. After the first few bottles, I could tell it was much better than my other one. Because of the design, I can cap a lot faster with this one too. Its kind of ugly though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Ediger on October 22, 2013
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I ordered myself one of these not knowing that the wife had also ordered me the "same" product.
The one I ordered was stamped, MADE IN CHINA and the one she ordered (Both from Amazon) said MADE IN ITALY. The Chinese one had terrible workmanship and crushed bottle necks with abandon. The Italian one was smooth and worked great, as advertised. Both were marked as RED BARON CAPPER in the shipping papers. They had some minor decorative differences as well but were both red. The Italian one had a glossier finish and the Chinese trashy one was matte finished. The Italian one was also smoother operating.
So I don't know what to tell you except that perhaps you should buy one in person to make sure you get the Italian version. Or get a benchtop capper instead.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Schmidt on December 5, 2011
Heavy-duty construction and excellent ergonomics combine to make this a fantastic, low-cost option for capping beer bottles. Forget the bench-top cappers: the speed and effectiveness of this style of bottle capper blows them away. Either rest a cap on the bottle, or put it into this capper (where it's held in place magnetically). There's no need to fool around getting everything positioned just so; with this capper you simply press it down, pull down the sturdy handles, then move on to the next bottle. The 'grippers' (not sure what they're called) are reversible so you can cap either 26 or 29 mm caps. But the capper comes with only a screw-on 26mm crown (I assume you can get the 29mm piece separately). I'm completely satisfied. It's stamped 'Made in Italy'.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Christy Kos on September 7, 2012
I have purchased two of these units - one broke with very light use - buy a metal stand capper for a little more money if you are going to make any quantity of bottled beer. These plastic units are not very well made and not much more than a toy. I capped a little over 100 bottles when the first one snapped at a plastic junction where a metal swivel rivet is installed. I figured I must have received a bad unit so I purchased a second. The second one must have been an end of shift unit as the handles don't line up when laid on a flat surface and equal compression to all portions of the bottle cap is not applied to the cap when put on an filled beer bottle - I'm anticipating the second Red Baron Capper will soon break as well. I suggest getting a metal stand capper from any local brew store or off of the net for less than $40 (my local brew store sells an all metal model for $36). If you are capping your brew and the capper breaks you are pretty well messed up on that batch and it would become a throw away batch as you need time to purchase another capper - again this unit is pretty much a toy.
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