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Old 12-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default What are the best screw tops to use for wine bottles?

After doing research online, I have read that using screw caps is superior to using corks when bottling wine. It also seems to be a cheaper option. My question is, which kind of screw top is best to use for long term storage? I have seen Stelvin brand screw caps, which seem to be a good choice. I also have seen the standard 28mm metal screw caps. What made me notice the Stelvin caps, is that they have a quality seal built in. But I could not tell if you need a certain piece of equipment to put these tops on. Has anyone tried this brand? And how do people feel about the standard 28mm screw caps that most homebrew stores carry?

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Old 12-27-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Stelvin caps do need a special machine to attach unfortunately. The 28mm capps are good, but not a substitute for a standard cork , and certainly not a high grade one. Most folks I know who buy them expect to drink their brew within a year. Hope that helps!

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