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Old 05-04-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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I've got a few bottles that had wine in them from the store. They are screw on tops. Not cork.
The question I have is.... can I reuse these bottles with the the screw on lids or can I get corks that will fit in them?


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Old 05-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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I've re corked screw tops before when I was in a pinch. Just be careful, I was told that some of those aren't designed for the force of a cork going in them and can shatter the glass. As far as re capping them with a twist off, I've never done it so really can't help on that part


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Old 05-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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I've got a few bottles that had wine in them from the store. They are screw on tops. Not cork.
The question I have is.... can I reuse these bottles with the the screw on lids or can I get corks that will fit in them?
No, typically the neck is slightly wider ID the cork will slide in easy but it won't seal properly to prevent oxidation.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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Thanks. Can I use masking jars for my wine? I have alot of them. I can tomato sauce and pickles from my garden. And if so. Would I seal them the same way I do for my canning?
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #6
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Thanks. Can I use masking jars for my wine? I have alot of them. I can tomato sauce and pickles from my garden. And if so. Would I seal them the same way I do for my canning?
No. Wine bottles have a narrow neck to minimize contact with oxygen. Mason jars would have too much risk of contamination.
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No. Wine bottles have a narrow neck to minimize contact with oxygen. Mason jars would have too much risk of contamination.
Oops, I should have said oxydation...
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Not a problem. Thank you.
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Go ahead and use the botttles and cork as usual. I have corked hundreds of screw cap bottles with no ill effect. Mike
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The brew and wine shop where I live has screw on caps for bottles. But thanks.


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