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Old 07-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #21
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lol. The corks break, not the bottle. Don't hit it so hard.

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:24 PM   #22
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I've started to see the zork corks on commercial wines, so if I was only going to do a couple batches I'd buy those. As is I borrow a friend's two-lever corker.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:29 PM   #23
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lol. The corks break, not the bottle. Don't hit it so hard.
Oh, I guess i could live with that.

Anyway, a corker isn't expensive. I think I paid $25 for mine and have corked well over 500 bottles and it still works great.

 
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #24
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+1. You may as well get a good corker now, they basically never break or wear out. You'll only ever have to buy one.

Edit: Talk about reviving a zombie. I didn't realize this post wasn't in the "Today's posts". I was searching for something else and stumbled upon it.

 
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #25
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+1. You may as well get a good corker now, they basically never break or wear out. You'll only ever have to buy one.
Do you realize that this thread is over 2 years old?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #26
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yes, which is why i had the edit about 3 min before you posted apologizing for reviving a zombie thread.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #27
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If you have the set up for bottling beer, just use your off brand of bottles and bottle the wine in those. I use the green and the clear bottles for wine. They are great for single servings of the wine and you can use the equipment you have already.

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:30 AM   #28
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Although it is over two years old, this thread was helpful to this newbie!

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:29 PM   #29
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If you have the set up for bottling beer, just use your off brand of bottles and bottle the wine in those. I use the green and the clear bottles for wine. They are great for single servings of the wine and you can use the equipment you have already.
Too bad it doesn't work the other way too.... I'm a wino now making beer, too bad beer in wine bottles won't work.

 
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:20 AM   #30
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May I suggest gathering a stock of screw-top bottles?

That's what my elderberry wine is going in... eventually.

 
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