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Old 08-13-2008, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default Corks with Apfelwein?

I gave some Apfelwein to a friend who makes wine. She loved it, can you believe that?!!?
So I gave her the recipe to try. She wants the same carbing that I had, I used 4 oz corn sugar, but she asked if she can bottle using regular corks or does she need champagne corks. I have no idea! I just bottled like I would normally do a brew. Anybody have an idea or opinion?

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Old 08-13-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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hmmm....i think u should use champagne styles because the carbonation could blow the cork right out.
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so barley is a leaves of hops? or barley is a different plant? and blend with hops? I need that to be cleared thanks..
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If she going to carbonate and she wants wine bottles she needs sparkling wine bottles with either crown caps or champagne corks with a wire basket. Regular wine bottles aren't designed for the pressure, nor are the necks designed to take sparkling wine corks.
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