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Old 04-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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So, I've thrown away countless champagne style beer bottles over the last few years. I think I know the answer, but can I re-use corks? Do I need to invest in a corker, or can I just shove them back in the opening?

Not that I NEED them, but I hate seeing all those nice bottles going to the recycle bin. Do they make bungs that fit them? They could be nice for small starters...


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You can't reuse corks. You need a corker to insert them, and then use a cage to hold them in.

It's easy to get bungs/stoppers to fit them. I have several that I use for my "top off" wine when winemaking. A #6 stopper fits the gallon and 1/2 gallon growlers, and a smaller stopper (#3 or 4, check the size!) fits the bottles.
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Thanks,

Wine making is way down the road, this would be for beer. Guess I'll just stick with capping bomber bottles for the time being.
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