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Old 01-07-2014, 12:48 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a way to cork champagne bottles with the Portuguese floor corker?

I just bought one for corking my Belgians and it is in route to my house, but I realized through further research that it doesn't do champagne bottles supposedly . I thought it would be neat if I can cork champagne bottles for Saisons and cider, but without spending a lot for that kind of corker. I thought maybe someone out there knows of some kind of trick to cork champagne bottles with the Portuguese corker?

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:49 AM   #2
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use a #6.5 stopper, it will leave the proper gap.

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Ive read the same thing for Belgian bottles. Does it work for champagne bottles as well? Because I have also read that the champagne corks are too big for the Portuguese corker; I hope im wrong

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Champagne corks will not fit in a Portugese corker, they are too big. They specifically make corkers and attachment arms for larger corks/bottles

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how about using Belgian corks with
champagne bottles?

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Yes, Belgian corks will work in champagne bottles. All beers I've bought in champagne bottles have come with Belgian corks. I'm not sure you would want to use champagne corks for beer anyway as the lower carbonation volume might make it hard to open.

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