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Old 11-27-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
Fixmy59bug
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So, I just finished bottling my first mead. I went to my LBHS (MoreBeer) and picked up some 375ml bottles, some T-corks (the plastic topped corks you push in by hand), and some shrink toppers to make them presentable to friends and family.

I am fairly certain that with wine, you should store it lying down so the cork does not dry up.

Should I do the same with mead and these T-corks?



 
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:43 AM   #2
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Since it is a plastic cork I would assume it doesn't matter if you store it on its side or standing up. But you know what they say about assuming...



 
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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I'm sorry. I don't think I explained the corks adequately.

It is an actual cork that has a plastic top.


 
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:28 AM   #4
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i would store them on the side.
i personally don't like those corks. they are also called tasting corks, easy to take off and put back on. they do not seal very well. if its on their side you should see if it leaks or not.

personally i would take them all off and fit something better.

 
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:26 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by tweake View Post
personally i would take them all off and fit something better.

as long as you let them stand upright for a few days to allow the pressure to be relieved, I think laying them down would be best.



 
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