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Old 07-12-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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Got an e-mail this morning with a link to this. With the $10 off, how does this sound? Good deal?

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Old 07-12-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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Got an e-mail this morning with a link to this. With the $10 off, how does this sound? Good deal?
Sweet! Are you going to use a wire bail on them?

Be sure to follow this video on proper use of the corker and various corks.
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Well, I haven't actually thought a whole lot about it, but, yeah, I'd definitely use a wire cage.

Thanks for the instructional video. I'll be sure to massage the grapes while I'm soaking the corks.

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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I have that exact same corker for wine, but I don't think you can sink the types of corks you use with cages with that corker.

That's a good price. I think I paid $10-12 bucks more.

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That is a great price! I paid $59 for mine.

The only issue is that corks and wine bottles don't hold pressure. You'd need champagne bottles and the champagne corks and wires. If you try to cork beer, your corks will pop out as soon as any pressure develops. Wine is still, not carbonated.

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So, will this corker work with champagne corks or not? I want to bottle my Belgian in champagne bottles, and have been worried about how I will do that.

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I don't think it does work with champagne corks but I'm not 100% sure.

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Yeah, I wouldn't try it without cages...or I could go the belgian-fantome route, and cork it with flush corks, then cap it. But that doesn't have the same romance to it as the mushroom champagne corks with the cages.

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So what DO I need for mushroom/champagne corking?

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So, will this corker work with champagne corks or not? I want to bottle my Belgian in champagne bottles, and have been worried about how I will do that.
No, it won't. It comprsses the corks so they insert easily. There is no way a mushroom shaped champagne cork would fit in there.
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