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Old 01-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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The necks really aren't designed to take the pressure of a cork being forced in there.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Thanks. So is reusing the screw on cap a bad idea?

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:49 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:30 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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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

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#8 instead of #9, agglomerated

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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Thanks guys

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