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Old 11-05-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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if i were to bottle in standard wine bottles, will the corks hold up to the carbonation?

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Old 11-05-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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Nope!
NEVER try and carbonate in a wine bottle.
Best case...you blow corks all over the cellar....worst case, a bottle blows up while you are opening it, severs an artery in your neck, and your wife gets to watch you bleed to death on the kitchen floor.

Use beer bottles to carbonate in.

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Old 11-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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I carbonated a bunch of mine in 22oz bombers. If you kinda squint, they're almost a wine bottle.

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I carbonated a bunch of mine in 22oz bombers. If you kinda squint, they're almost a wine bottle.
And only a few ounces short of one, too.
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Nope!
NEVER try and carbonate in a wine bottle.
Best case...you blow corks all over the cellar....worst case, a bottle blows up while you are opening it, severs an artery in your neck, and your wife gets to watch you bleed to death on the kitchen floor.

Use beer bottles to carbonate in.
Way to scare the **** out of him Kahuna haha That image could definitely convince a few to go the safe way.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:17 PM   #6
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hahahah, i use 22oz or 24oz beer bottles as well. sierra nevada has 24oz in case you are wondering.

having said that, thanks for the info... my friend is a wine guy but enjoyed my apfelwein. so, he was hoping to use what he had on hand to bottle his first batch. i will let him know that wine bottles are NOT a good choice.

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Unless you bottle it still. If he's a wine person, he may like it that way just fine. I bottled most of mine still. Just did a six pack of 12 oz bottles, and 5 bombers carbonated. The rest I just want as a nice wine.

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Old 11-05-2008, 07:28 PM   #8
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good point cat, i will let him know of that route as well.

thank you!

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Old 11-05-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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if your going for the fancy look ,and don't want to bottle it still, look into the large flip top bottles. not quite a wine bottle, but still very nice curb appeal.

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Old 11-06-2008, 09:40 PM   #10
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does the apfelwein automatically come out fizzy? Or is that something added later? I'm reading the apfelwein thread, but it is enough reading for days.....

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