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Old 02-21-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever re-capped/corked marinelli's sparkling cider bottles?

I was just at sam's club and I bought a case (12 bottles for $5) of martinelli's sparkling apple cider. Since I love the juice anyway I thought it may also be a convenient solution for when it comes time to bottle my apfelwine. The bottles look like standard 750mL wine bottles but they are capped with a metal cap like you would see on a beer bottle, so this made me wonder how (if at all) one could go about resealing these bottles? Has anyone done this?

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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As a matter of fact,we do use those and they work fine.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:13 PM   #3
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Do you use beer bottle caps or corks?
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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I use one of those for my starters, I just bought a stopper the right size for it.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:03 PM   #5
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Beer bottle caps work fine.We use a bench capper for those.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:23 AM   #6
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Thanks.

I'm assuming since the bottles come with sparkling cider in them that they are ok to hold carbonated beverages as well right?
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:42 PM   #7
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You should be fine, the glass on those bottles are pretty thick. Really nearly any glass bottles that are used for carbonated beverages can be reused, I like to use perrier bottles myself.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:58 PM   #8
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The Martinelli bottles will NOT work with a hand capper. I tried.
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They seem to work with a hand-capper. I am testing some bottles. Most hand-cappers can cap 26 and 29 size. Flip the bottom plates around to 29 and use the 26 top, at it seems to work.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:47 PM   #10
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This is good to know, I have saved 12 of those bottles so far and am amassing more from my extended family constantly.


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