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strantor 01-29-2013 05:30 PM

Corking screw-on cap bottles
 
I've got tons of used cheap commercial wine bottles with screw on caps. For some reason I feel reluctant to reuse the screw on cap. I just feel like it might not give me the same kind of seal the second or third time around. Can I cork these like any other wine bottle? The inner diameter of the neck seems the same with an eyeball measurement. Any reason it shouldn't be done?

wooda2008 01-29-2013 07:25 PM

The necks really aren't designed to take the pressure of a cork being forced in there.

strantor 01-29-2013 08:33 PM

Thanks. So is reusing the screw on cap a bad idea?

novalou 01-30-2013 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strantor
Thanks. So is reusing the screw on cap a bad idea?

For long term storage, yes, bad idea. You'll never know if you get a good seal.

I use them myself in a pinch, but only for a few days and the wine goes in the fridge.

cla 01-30-2013 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strantor
Thanks. So is reusing the screw on cap a bad idea?

I have used them on wines stored for up to a year with no problem so far.

oogaboogachiefwalkingdeer 01-30-2013 08:10 PM

I have corked many a screw cap bottle with no problem at all. I use a lot of Boone's bottles that came with screw caps. If the corks are wet they slide right on in. Mike

WVMJ 01-30-2013 08:55 PM

#8 instead of #9, agglomerated

strantor 01-30-2013 10:23 PM

Thanks guys


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