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Branket 02-21-2007 07:59 PM

Anyone ever re-capped/corked marinelli's sparkling cider bottles?
I was just at sam's club and I bought a case (12 bottles for $5) of martinelli's sparkling apple cider. Since I love the juice anyway I thought it may also be a convenient solution for when it comes time to bottle my apfelwine. The bottles look like standard 750mL wine bottles but they are capped with a metal cap like you would see on a beer bottle, so this made me wonder how (if at all) one could go about resealing these bottles? Has anyone done this?

Here's a picture in case I explained it poorly (then again my camera also shot poorly): http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...g?t=1172091468

Onescalerguy 02-21-2007 08:10 PM

As a matter of fact,we do use those and they work fine.

Branket 02-21-2007 08:13 PM

Do you use beer bottle caps or corks?

ColoradoXJ13 02-21-2007 08:58 PM

I use one of those for my starters, I just bought a stopper the right size for it.

Onescalerguy 02-21-2007 11:03 PM

Beer bottle caps work fine.We use a bench capper for those.

Branket 02-22-2007 12:23 AM


I'm assuming since the bottles come with sparkling cider in them that they are ok to hold carbonated beverages as well right?

DUDEbeer 02-22-2007 12:42 PM

You should be fine, the glass on those bottles are pretty thick. Really nearly any glass bottles that are used for carbonated beverages can be reused, I like to use perrier bottles myself.

Sir Humpsalot 02-22-2007 12:58 PM

The Martinelli bottles will NOT work with a hand capper. I tried.

FishFace 01-07-2011 03:41 PM

They seem to work with a hand-capper. I am testing some bottles. Most hand-cappers can cap 26 and 29 size. Flip the bottom plates around to 29 and use the 26 top, at it seems to work.

GrandpasFootsteps 01-17-2011 08:47 PM

This is good to know, I have saved 12 of those bottles so far and am amassing more from my extended family constantly.

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