Belgian Corks From MoreBeer

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kgranger

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I used these corks from MoreBeer recently, bottling in the Belgian bottles they sell as well, and using a floor corker. I was having the hardest time pushing these things in, the corker even shaving off a tiny bit of the bottom before eventually squeezing through. I managed to get the depth just right, but these just felt like they had absolutely no give when pressing in. I read a couple reviews noting the same issue with bits shaving off, just wanted to get any other reviews, or maybe there is something I am doing wrong. I've corked wine bottles with wine corks with ease, using the same corker, but obviously these corks are entirely different.
 

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I don't have a review but I've been interested in corking, using bottles from
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They have nice, smooth, round edges (which I think would lead to easier or proper corking) and the bottles are quite thick. And doing them with cages too. You would have to drink a number of them though first.
Whenever I buy bottles and accessories (flip-tops, gaskets, etc.) I've yet to be impressed; it's more of a "put up with" experience.
 
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Oh man, I would love to drink nothing but La Fin du Monde everyday, might not be the most economical haha

I do think the neck shape makes a huge difference, but the MoreBeer Belgian bottles are pretty similarly rounded as far as I can tell. But yeah you're probably right about the "put up with it" mentality. I've just never tried corks from anywhere else, wondering if there have been any better experiences.
 

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They work fine for me, but I use them mainly with champagne bottles and a hand/lever corker. I get a bit flake off where the plunger meets on the top end, but if it's centered just right and if I soak them for a couple minutes in starsan they're pliable enough to avoid that. I like them - used cages for the first time out of caution, but I've never seen one cork move so I ditched them.
 
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