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Old 08-24-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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So I'm ready to bottle some apfelwien. I am going to carbonate some in beer bottles and put the rest in wine bottles. I bought a hand corker with double levers. What size corks do I need #8 or #9. I plan on making a couple of wine kits in the near future if that makes a difference.

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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#9 is generally preferable, but they are much harder to insert with a hand corker. I bought a floor corker, so I almost always use #9s now.

With a hand corker, #8 would be easiest to insert.

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will the #8 corks hold if the bottles are racked on their sides ie... not seep

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Yes, they should "re expand" to fit the neck. After you cork, let them sit upright for a few days, then you can place them on their sides.

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