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Old 07-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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This is my first batch of wine I have every made. It is a prune wine that sg is .999. I know my corks are not all the way in. I have a double lever hand corker. I tested multiple corks and they all were the same.


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Old 07-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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You need to adjust the nut on the top of the corker. That is what sets the depth.


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Old 07-01-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
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Yes I adjusted the corker accordingly. However they still never went in all the way. I used #9 I might try #8 next time

 
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Yes I adjusted the corker accordingly. However they still never went in all the way. I used #9 I might try #8 next time
That won't help. The rod that pushes the cork in is what needs made longer by the adjusting nut.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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did you soak the corks? or are they synthetic. I usually soak my corks in some sanatizer for 20 mins

 
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:00 AM   #6
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They are synthetic. I sterilized them then used that as lube.

 
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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Some bottles have a higher grip on the neck which means the corks won't go all the way in. Not all double levers are adjustable. Looks like you got enough cork in the neck to do the job.



 
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