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Old 09-07-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by TyTanium
Nice pictures bottlebomber...what's in 'em?
Cider, Cyser. I'm going to do a few cases of Saison and I've got 15 gallons of sour to bottle in the coming months too. It's a long day but they results are nice.

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Old 01-25-2015, 09:31 PM   #12
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Fellow Brewers,
I'm planning to purchase either the Portuguese or the Italian floor corker. But I need to operate it one-handed.

If you own ether one, would you please tell me if you can successfully cork bottles one-handed?

I'm leaning towards the Portuguese model because it appears to have drilled feet for mounting securely. The Italian doesn't seem to have those. My decision will be based on stability and ease of use, not price.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 01-27-2015, 01:45 AM   #13
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I have a Portuguese and the bottom plate has a spring that holds the bottle against the top, so yes you could bottle with one hand. Might just be a little bit difficult removing the bottle if using Belgian corks but doable.

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Old 01-27-2015, 02:15 AM   #14
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I have an i-dont-know-what-kind of floor corker, but it's like both the Portuguese and Italian, and can be used one-handed. The bottle plate is spring loaded, the lever can be pulled with one hand, and I occasionally just use a foot on the leg to stabilize it just so it doesn't accidentally wobble.

After a search I would say this is the one I have:
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:35 PM   #15
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This is the one I have. Works great. Like stpug mentions. The plate that holds the bottle is spring loaded and you can step on the leg to stabilize it. It has a depth adjustment for doing Belgians. Perfect and very easy to use.
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