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Old 07-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Yesterday I opened a bottle to try and my corks are soaking up the wine. You can see the color change on this cork. This wine was stored at a High temp probably Hi 80'sF. "Not Ideal" Do you think the high temps caused this or my corks are to small, to cheap. Any advice appreciated.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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I looks like the cork was soaked/boiled before before being inserted into the bottle.


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Old 07-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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Do they all look like that or is this a sample of one. Did you allow your bottles to sit upright for a day or two before storing them on their side, allowing the cork to expand completely.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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I don't sanitize or boil the corks, I dont think i let them sit upright before i laid them on side
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that could be, they need some time re-expand fully
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I dont think i let them sit upright before i laid them on side
That is your problem
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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That is your problem
what ^ they said. I wait 3 days minimum before laying down. Are you using a floor corker? If so use #9's. 9's are pretty tough to get in with a hand corker.
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how long had this been in the bottle? a week month year??
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how long had this been in the bottle? a week month year??
I use a floor corker, The first set of corks I bought was 8 X 1 3/4
I guess thats to small?

I now have 9 X 1 3/4

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