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Tue 6-Jul-10
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JoannaS
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I am curious to know how you cork bottles. Also are there any recommended sites for buying corks? I am not too bothered about corking wine but bottles of juice. We have plenty of wine bottles and so I am hoping to use those for bottling juices.

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Personally I use the plastic bungs which fit in the tops of normal wine bottles. Most homebrew suppliers sell proper corkers, such as here, although I've never used one so can't really comment.

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Arrhh thank you for that, very enlightening.

Tue 6-Jul-10
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My folks used to have a couple of corking machines to bottle their homebrew. It was a fair bit of work, so in the end the switched to the plastic ones bobquail mentioned.

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real corks are a bugger to put in, the machines do work but as shereen says still hard work we watched some workers corking wine in France and they still got breakages ,the best we saw was peter in our local wine tasterey. he put them in by hand with a twist and a slap ,he had it down to a fine art but we tried it and just got sore hands .plastic are far easier as bobquail saidCheers

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Oh right well thanks for the info. Amazing what you can learnCheers

Sat 31-Jul-10
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I used to bold my cork for about 20 mins then push them in to get started and then use a polling pin to puss then in further pussing down on then on the floor and any cork sitting above the lip i cut off with a knife it was hard but did work. of the other end of a hammer that was flat.

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Jade wrote that above cos its got a few spelling mastakes. bad girl whistle

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Is there much difference to normal Mutley? Now don't go blaming your daughter, bless her!roll_eyes

Did you not break any bottles doing it that way?

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Hey!

Very well done, Jade.

At least, you got the corks into the bottles. star star and that is the most important thing.

I promise you that many of us grown-ups are not able to that. It is really tricky and hard to do.

Please come back soon and write some more. We would love to hear from you again.

Nige, why don't you open a new member account for Jade - under your supervision, of course, at all times.

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wave Hi Jade.  I think you must be a very clever girl.  Mind you I think your Daddy is a very good teacher.   big_hug

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JoannaS said:

Is there much difference to normal Mutley? Now don't go blaming your daughter, bless her!roll_eyes

Did you not break any bottles doing it that way?


 

No never just be very carefull and is dame hard to do big_laugh

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Danny said:

Hey!

Very well done, Jade.

At least, you got the corks into the bottles. star star and that is the most important thing.

I promise you that many of us grown-ups are not able to that. It is really tricky and hard to do.

Please come back soon and write some more. We would love to hear from you again.

Nige, why don't you open a new member account for Jade - under your supervision, of course, at all times.


 

Did say to jade that we will do that as it will help her to type and spell. she likes the ider too cheers

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danast said:

wave Hi Jade.  I think you must be a very clever girl.  Mind you I think your Daddy is a very good teacher.   big_hug


 

big_laugh she draged me up to the club for a pint and i wanted to watch a familey film ( true) she said that i was older than nan eeek but i did say nan had a pet dinosure when she was a girl big_laughbig_laugh 

 

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mutley said:

JoannaS said:

Did you not break any bottles doing it that way?


 

No never just be very carefull and is dame hard to do big_laugh


 

Impressive! cheers

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