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Old 11-28-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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I can't find my answer on this, it's making me nuts lol. How can I figure out which cork size to buy for my 1.5L wine bottles and my 750ML bottles?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Dunno, but I found a rule of thumb that says the cork should be 6mm bigger (dia) than the bottle opening for still wines, 7mm for beer/low carb wines, and more for champagne.

Standard wine bottles take a #9 cork, though you can use a #8 if you have a hand corker.

 
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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Wont I need the corker either way?

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #4
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You need a corker either way, but if you plan on using the #9 corks you'll have better luck with the floor corker. Use a #8 cork if you use a hand corker.

 
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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Perfect, thanks guys
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:44 PM   #6
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You need a corker either way, but if you plan on using the #9 corks you'll have better luck with the floor corker. Use a #8 cork if you use a hand corker.
Do you soak your corks in hot water for 15min.before corking?

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:04 PM   #7
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Not if they are synthetic
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #8
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What's the purpose in soaking them? They'll only expand.

 
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #9
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Do you soak your corks in hot water for 15min.before corking?
Never soak the corks! And don't boil them! They will start to break down.

If you feel that you must sanitize them, you could make up a "sulfite humidor"- dissolve a crushed campden tablet in boiling water in a small container, and place it in a larger container with the corks around it and cover it to "steam" sulfite the corks.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:45 PM   #10
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soaking them was for the old days right yooper?
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