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Old 03-24-2013, 04:10 PM   #11
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[quote/]I always try to put some in a 12 oz just in case I compete but I think a perfectly clear still mead is not going to age well in a smaller bottle. That might be BS, but I wonder how it can possibly age consistently and correctly in that format.[/quote]

Why wouldn't it be able to? I've heard of a few people doing it before. I'll admit, though. I wasn't entirely sure, so I posted a thread about it. I'll get back to you on it if you plan on bottling this way for some reason, but I doubt you will.

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #12
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Is that just because you don't like corking or you feel it has some deleterious impact on the mead?
I have a hand corker and corked 5 gallons of wine in 750mL bottles with it once. I decided that I didn't want to have that much of a forearm workout again unless I had to.

Flipping a cap shut is pretty damn easy in comparison.
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I have one of those Colonna capper/corkers so I think the workout would not be as strenuous ... only the pure of heart uses one of those little corkers for a 5 gallon batch.

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I've manage to avoid corking for a few years, but I may have to upgrade to one of those if I'm going to start doing more wines for my wife.

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I have one of those Colonna capper/corkers so I think the workout would not be as strenuous ... only the pure of heart uses one of those little corkers for a 5 gallon batch.
I've done 10 gallon batches with a wing capper before and its not bad at all, it's all technique, put the bottle on the floor and put your weight on it.
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I've done 10 gallon batches with a wing capper before and its not bad at all, it's all technique, put the bottle on the floor and put your weight on it.
I've had some long sessions with wing cappers. If they are in good shape they are not horrible. The plunger style corker is a spawn of hell I think.

I picked this one up because I had neither anymore and knew I'd need both. I have yet to do a batch with it but testing is promising. It is certainly substantial, and the leverage/dimensions/physics is similar to that of a 1-ton arbor press I have so I'm sure it will do the job.
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I've had some long sessions with wing cappers. If they are in good shape they are not horrible. The plunger style corker is a spawn of hell I think.

I picked this one up because I had neither anymore and knew I'd need both. I have yet to do a batch with it but testing is promising. It is certainly substantial, and the leverage/dimensions/physics is similar to that of a 1-ton arbor press I have so I'm sure it will do the job.
I typed wing capper but meant to say double lever corker. Not sure how I managed that...
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I use a "portugese style double lever corker" , Not sure what makes it Portugese, But it works great. Just put the bottle between your knees and use gravity to do the job.

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I use the same one as pictured above, and do full batches (~ 2 cases of 750's) with it all the time. In fact, I've never used anything else! I do use it with the bottles on a low counter, which probably gives me a little bit of weight leverage compared with a standard height counter.

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