Originally Posted by Lounge Lizard
You can also cap champagne bottles....
I never thought of that!!
On the other point . . . do the corks add a "flavor" to the beer? When I've bottled my meads, it seems like the cork dripped a bit of liquid into the mead as it was being speezed into the bottle. I always figured this may affect the flavor slightly . . . but my meads always taste good, so I don't know if it would adversely affect my beers.
I like the champagne bottle idea better, though. I just bottled a belgian "Chimay" style beer, and I wanted to do a few "special" bottles to keep around awhile and pull out on special occasions (ya know . . . for the drama)
. To late for now, but next time I do a nice belgian . . . champagne bottles!!!
I guess that means I have to go get some champagne and drink it up, right?