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Old 05-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Champaigne corks?

I have some rasberry ginger mead that I intend to age for a long time and was wondering if the plastic champaigne style corks are good or a bunch of crap for aging. I'm up in the air about sparkling vs. non at this point.

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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"-plastic champaigne style corks are good or a bunch of crap for aging."

From what I've heard on the forums and what I heard from the man who taught me (he's been making mead for 15+ years) plastic corks are pretty much crap for long term aging. All of the best 60 year old wines tend to use natural cork and wax. So,when I want to age for over 2 years I use top quality #9 natural corks and wax the top of the bottle with beeswax.
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I've been doign some reading and some people just crown cap the bottles. Would an O2 reducing crown cap with wax hold up? I hesitate to buy a corker, but maybe the LHBS could lend me one...I'll have to check.

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