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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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Begin pumping with the tip half in, half out.

 
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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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#8 Corks in Belgian Bottles Hold Carbonation
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Drinking: Irish Red, Hoppy Brown, Belgian Export Stout, Oktoberfest, Dubbel
Fermenting: Belgian Saison, Session Steam(ish)
On Deck: Pilsner/Schwarzbier split batch, Berliner Weiss? White IPA?

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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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2011: 95 Gallons
2012: 100 Gallons
2013: 10 Gallons
Fermenting: Cream Ale, Smoked Chipotle Porter, Flanders Brown
Bottled: Oatmeal Stout, Oaked RIS, IPA, Pumpkin Ale
Kegged: Black IPA
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Begin pumping with the tip half in, half out.

 
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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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#8 Corks in Belgian Bottles Hold Carbonation
Increasing Pipeline Diversity
Drinking: Irish Red, Hoppy Brown, Belgian Export Stout, Oktoberfest, Dubbel
Fermenting: Belgian Saison, Session Steam(ish)
On Deck: Pilsner/Schwarzbier split batch, Berliner Weiss? White IPA?

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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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2011: 95 Gallons
2012: 100 Gallons
2013: 10 Gallons
Fermenting: Cream Ale, Smoked Chipotle Porter, Flanders Brown
Bottled: Oatmeal Stout, Oaked RIS, IPA, Pumpkin Ale
Kegged: Black IPA
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Originally Posted by bulletproof4age View Post
Begin pumping with the tip half in, half out.

 
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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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#8 Corks in Belgian Bottles Hold Carbonation
Increasing Pipeline Diversity
Drinking: Irish Red, Hoppy Brown, Belgian Export Stout, Oktoberfest, Dubbel
Fermenting: Belgian Saison, Session Steam(ish)
On Deck: Pilsner/Schwarzbier split batch, Berliner Weiss? White IPA?

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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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Old 05-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #19
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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 ?

Thanks!

 
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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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