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Old 01-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #11
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Last year I bottled a bunch of RIS in various bottles with wine corks. the bottles that were made for corks seemed to hold carb, but the regular 750ml's didn't, they were quite flat. Based on this I am going to cork my sour next year with corkable bottles and wine corks.


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Old 01-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #12
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What bottles didn't hold carb? Were they 22oz bombers that you corked?


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Old 01-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
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What bottles didn't hold carb? Were they 22oz bombers that you corked?
Yes. I didn't have enough belguim bottles. The beer is still really good though!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #14
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Pop some carb tabs in them and cap as usual!
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:09 AM   #15
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HA HA, never thought of that, wish I hadn't drank them all flat
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #16
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I carb ciders in champagne bottles with regular #9 corks with no problems. I age with them a wooden box stuffed with paper towels just in case. occasionally I even see where a cork or two has pushed up 1/4", but no popped bottles yet and some have been going on a year. I put between 1 and 3 carb tabs per 750ML bottle for experiments sake with no issue.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:31 PM   #17
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no hoods, huh? I'd be a bit nervous about that.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:25 AM   #18
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Didn't say it is especially smart, but I've got at least 4 different batches done that way.
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I just found this thread after posting a question the results of a dry test I did with my floor corker and a #7 or #8 ( I need to measure the corks) on a belgian bottle.

So what's the the final conclusion of your wet test. Is #8 the way to go ? can you tell me the process of making those wire hoods ?

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:26 AM   #20
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It was a #9 I think I should be ok with that size.


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