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Old 04-06-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Anyone Have A Floor Corker In AZ?

Hey all. I have my first batch of wine ready to bottle in a couple of weeks and the lhbs here in AZ basically told me a floor corker would save me a lot of time and frustration as It's a pain to use the manual corker. So... Does anyone in the Phoenix area have a floor corker they wouldn't mind sharing or renting if needs be to cork my first wine totalling 30 bottles? I generally brew cider, but wanted to make some Chardonnay for my parents. Message me if you can help. Any wine bottling tips appreciated as well. I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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You're fine w/ a hand corker..it's no more effort than using a hand capper on cider/beer (and they're only about $10).

As far as tips...a helper makes a big difference!! One person filling while the other corks.

Which LHBS do you use? The guys over at What Ale's Ya in Glendale are great.

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While it's true a hand corker will work just fine... a floor corker is REALLY nice. I would definitely recommend getting one, even if you just rent it.

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Hand corker really isn't that bad...used floor corkers are only about 25 bucks.

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:52 AM   #5
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You're fine w/ a hand corker..it's no more effort than using a hand capper on cider/beer (and they're only about $10).

As far as tips...a helper makes a big difference!! One person filling while the other corks.

Which LHBS do you use? The guys over at What Ale's Ya in Glendale are great.
I mostly go to Brew Your Own Brew, but have been to all the shops in the valley. If a hand corker will work. I will just do that. Don't know that I plan to make much wine. I mainly make cider and Apfelwein.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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Ah, fellow Arizonians!! The floor corker is great, but if you don't plan on making lots of wine, I would just use the hand corker. I am not a big fan of Brew Your Own Brew, but maybe it's just the one here in Tucson that's worthless lol.

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