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Old 03-25-2007, 03:08 AM   #11
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The wine looks good for sure, but I'm impressed by your corking abilities. All of my corks stick out 1/4 to 3/8 of and inch and everyone of them is slanted on the top. I bought a used wing-type corker, but cannot get them corks flush or even.
I bought this corker:
http://store.thebrewhut.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=62

I used synthetic corks and adjusted the corker so they went in just below the lip of the bottle. It was a piece of cake and I actually enjoyed the process.


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I have that same corker (or one very similar), have adjusted the thing to plunge these corks well into the bottle and even soaked my corks in sanitizer for at least 15 mins per my LHBS instructions. This is just an unresolved problem I have--not trying to hijack your thread...

EDIT: oh and I also use synthetic corks.


I can think of worse things than drinking 30 bottles of wine alone, if you try hard they could be gone in a month.



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Old 03-25-2007, 03:28 AM   #13
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I have that same corker (or one very similar), have adjusted the thing to plunge these corks well into the bottle and even soaked my corks in sanitizer for at least 15 mins per my LHBS instructions. This is just an unresolved problem I have--not trying to hijack your thread...

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I can think of worse things than drinking 30 bottles of wine alone, if you try hard they could be gone in a month.
I didn't soak the corks. The instructions said there was no need to.
I'm very new to this but I think there are two things that cause resistance. 1- the cork is compressed and shoved into an opening that is a smaller diameter and 2- you are compressing the air in the top of the bottle. I've heard of this air pushing the cork back out.
One trick I think Walker talked about is placing a thread or small string into the bottle next to the cork. after the cork is inserted the string is pulled out and the air is released.
30 bottles of wine in a month? Can I still have my beer too?
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:32 AM   #14
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I think I remember the string idea from when I hijacked your applewine thread. I gotta stop doing this to you --it's your pictures, I think.

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I think I remember the string idea from when I hijacked your applewine thread. I gotta stop doing this to you --it's your pictures, I think.
Not a problem what so ever. We are keeping the conversation going and that's a good thing.
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If SWMBO doesn't like that White Zin and you want to do a swap let me know. Everyone who has tried this Calypso Bianco has liked it.

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If SWMBO doesn't like that White Zin and you want to do a swap let me know. Everyone who has tried this Calypso Bianco has liked it.
I might just do that. I'm going to give it a few months but no matter what, maybe we should do a swap.
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I'm up for it.

Another question, when you "operate" the corker, do you use a slow and steady motion or one quick jerk. I try to be slow and steady, similar to capping beer bottles.

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I'm up for it.

Another question, when you "operate" the corker, do you use a slow and steady motion or one quick jerk. I try to be slow and steady, similar to capping beer bottles.
I pretty much did it slow and steady.
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Nice job!

I wish I had the luxury of drinking 30 bottles of wine in a month... ;D



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