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Old 11-24-2009, 05:15 AM   #1
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I've got some apple cherry cider that's been sitting in a secondary for about a month with nearly no activity, could I bottle this in wine bottles or do I have to worry about it pushing the corks out?


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Old 11-25-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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Is this going to be a still cider, or carbonated?

'Cause if it's carbonated, then yes, you need to worry about it pushing the corks out. You can do a wire cage like the top of a champagne bottle, but that does require extra long corks that have bulbous ends on them. I don't know the specifics, but there was an article in BYO a few months ago. I can't find it on their website, but good luck.


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It won't be carbonated, so I'm hoping I'm ok
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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A preservative like potassium sorbate will keep the corks from popping and allow you to sweeten the cider should you desire.
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