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Old 10-17-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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Some sites say you need to purchase a $7 tool to open the juice bags. Is this really necessary? Also, If I didnt want to go to the expense of a floor corker yet, what would be the best corker to get? What about sizes/types of corks?



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Old 10-17-2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Also, If I didnt want to go to the expense of a floor corker yet, what would be the best corker to get? What about sizes/types of corks?
Do you have a LHBS? Mine has a floor corker that they loan out.


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Old 10-17-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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These appear to be a $7 tool for opening bags containing food products:



EDIT: Sorry for the heinously OT smartass remark.

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Old 10-17-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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No, I am in the middle of Kansas. No LHBSs around here.

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Old 10-17-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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I pop my lids off with a screw driver. Four kits so far, and never spilled a drop.

As for the corker, I have rented one from a local place. Try finding someone local who owns one that may loan/rent it. I have rented one twice, but the Italian Champagne Floor Corker is coming from Santa this year....if you believe my wife.

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Old 10-17-2007, 06:53 PM   #7
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OK, but renting in not an option. Can someone that uses any other corker besides a floor corker tell me good/bad about your corker?

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:05 PM   #8
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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=4352

This is the one I have, and it works great. I was told to stay away from the cheapo plastic ones.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:12 PM   #9
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I use linesman pliers - that works fine

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:32 PM   #10
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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=4352

This is the one I have, and it works great. I was told to stay away from the cheapo plastic ones.

I have this one too and your right...its very easy to use. It came in the kit I bought a few years back. For $19 maybe $24 with shipping why bother with renting one. Hell for me thats not even a tank of gas.

Of course if you cant spare the cash ( I have been there before) You can always save every bottle you get your hands on....juice bottles, cheap wine bottles (these are also great as 1gal carboys.)....just about any bottle that you can seal up good will work. If its for your personal consumption I wouldnt worry bout putting it in a pretty wine bottle. My personal stash goes into big ole plastic juice bottles. Coke bottles work fine too. Just something to store it in and keep the air away from it will work great.

If your taking it more seriously than what I have described then 20 bucks is a small sacrafice....heck its gonna cost you that just for 100 corks.

Hope this helps you decide.


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