Actually a capper is for a returnable bottle (non-twist-off). Returnables are thicker glass and more durable. The twistoffs can be difficult to sanitize reliably, and even break when trying to cap yourself. Returnables are SO readily available as Baloo describes that it's hard to recommend re-using the throwaways. I've been known to visit a bar's recycling on a Saturday morning and fill two large trash cans of returnables, soak them in bleach overnight to loosen deposits and labels, and spend Sunday cleaning and rinsing them. Then you'll have cases and cases of bottles I'll use for years to come, it's that easy. Hand cappers are inexpensive and easy, and bench cappers are even easier and not that much more. Crown caps are dirt cheap.
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