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Old 12-14-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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Do you push the cork all the way in 375ml wine bottles?
can I use the same #9 corks with my floor corker?

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Old 12-14-2011, 03:06 AM   #2
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Push the corks all the way in, as long as they do not extend down past the neck. Sometimes they can suck into the bottle, and then you have a mess.

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Old 12-14-2011, 03:25 AM   #3
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I use the same #9 1.75" corks in mine and never had a problem.

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Old 12-14-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Many 375 ml bottles have smaller necks than 750 ml bottles. You might want to invest in some #7 corks.

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #5
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I bottle primarily in 375 ml bottles and use #9 corks with my floor corker. I had trouble with one brand of corks (too tight), but haven't had any other problems. I have been under the impression that in general 750 ml uses #9, 375 uses #8, and 187 ml uses #7.

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:27 PM   #6
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I can use #9s with my floor corker, but the bottles are too short. Believe it or not, a hockey puck under the bottle works beautifully! If you don't play hockey, any solid object that won't slip will do.

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I can use #9s with my floor corker, but the bottles are too short. Believe it or not, a hockey puck under the bottle works beautifully! If you don't play hockey, any solid object that won't slip will do.
I've have now lived 11 years in the south and I still carry a puck around in my glove compartment.

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I've have now lived 11 years in the south and I still carry a puck around in my glove compartment.

You never know when a game might break out!
Hahaha- you can always hope. Of course, you may get wet playing ice hockey in the south.
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