So today I grabbed a bunch of my filled bottles to put on labels, and I encountered a big issue with one. The cork failed and there was a little thick liquid on top.
I guess my question here is do I need to throw out the bottle? the batch was brewed 5/13/2011 so it's not old either. I'm a little disappointed but I can't do much about it.
Do you guys encounter this problem much? and if so how do you avoid it? I'm using soft corks, and I was told I can't use the stronger ones because I needed a more expensive press for bottling. Issue could also be the corker I used... It seemed to cork unevenly.
Does anyone on here use wax while corking too?