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Old 07-12-2009, 01:20 AM   #1
Apr 2009
New Rochelle, NY
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Im in the the middle of bottling my tripel. The plan was to use the 12-750ml belgian bottles I had, and the new case of 12 I just bought. Well I guess my brewshop decided to go with a different type of belgian bottle because the new ones dont take caps, they appear to take corks. Now this isnt a problem bc I have corks (#8), but what I dont have is champagne style corks.

So can I cork these belgian bottles with normal corks, or will they blow out on me due to the carbonation?

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Old 07-12-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
Feb 2009
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Normal corks are no good with carbonation, sorry. You need Belgians or champagnes with cages.
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:05 AM   #3
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You can use normal corks and caps but I think the caps are larger to fit the mouth of the bottle. Lindemann's puts some of their lambics in bottles with capped corks (non-champagne type corks / cages).

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