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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Looking for some advice...

I wanted to seal some of my belgian beer bottles w/wax. How would I go about doing this?

Should I make sure the cork is a bit recessed, then fill in the excess space w/wax while sealing? Someone said to place the wire hood on the bottle after corking then waxing??? Sounds a bit cumbersome if you ask me.

Any advice is appreciated.

Fredo

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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JUST wire cages. Wax would be messy not once, but twice. Cages look AWESOME on their own IMHO.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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+1 to no wax on a Belgian 750 with cork and cage.

If you are using wine corks, that go all the way into the bottle, I see no issue with waxing them though.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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ok, so I may try the belgian bottle w/cork only, then wax...We'll see how it goes. Tks again.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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Without the cage, a cork only partially in the neck of the bottle may push out due to pressure.

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bknifefight View Post
Without the cage, a cork only partially in the neck of the bottle may push out due to pressure.
Exactly.

I see no purpose in covering an awesome looking caged bottle with wax. Wax over a cage will make little bits of wax all over.

Makers Mark "wax" is actually plastic for that very reason.

Again, you probably NEED the cage, and the wax is purely for looks. The 2 never go together.

 
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