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Old 02-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Have a number if bottles that have pointy bottoms that interfere with my bottling wand. Any suggestions on how to make it work in these bottles ?

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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"pointy bottoms"...

Are you saying your bottoms have a punt? If so, it shouldn't interfere at all. Beyond that, I've got nothing..

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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If it isn't the punt (dimple at the bottom of a wine bottle) then we are going to need pictures! If it is, just put the wand to the side of it.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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it is the dimple, its just that some of them are too big and they don't allow the wand to go to the side. I know I could just take the wand off and fill manually, but I was wondering if anybody else had any tricks.

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cant you just sorta smoosh it on the tip of the punt? really, I want pictures.

Edited, to add:

you could use a tubing clamp if you have a lot of these bottles.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/large-tubing-clamp.html

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Unless the punt is incredibly pointy, you should still be able to smoosh, like Tw0fish suggests. I am.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #7
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thought of that, no smoosh, very pointy

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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thought of that, no smoosh, very pointy
Well, presuming that you have a bottling wand with a press valve in the bottom i.e. so that when it's withdraw from the bottle it stops running ?

Just touch the valve bit on the top of the punt - a tiny amount of splashing to the bottom of the bottling wand isn't going to matter, or make any difference.

Bottles with a punt in the base are standard, not unusual at all.

If in doubt, just post a picture......
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
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I am able to bottle in most of my bottles with punts, just a few of then are so pointy that the wand slips off before I can depress it enough to let the mead out. I'll post a pic the next time I'm bottling and encounter the problem.

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