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Offline tpagano

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Refermentation in a wine bottle
« on: January 05, 2012, 12:38:32 PM »
I was searching the net to see if wine bottles will hold up against the high co2 volumes that are produced by refermentating Belgian beer but could not find anything?  I read 750 ml Belgian beer bottles would do the trick but I prefer to save a couple of bucks and use the wine bottles.  I plan on capping them by forcing a wine cork down into the bottle and putting a crown cap on it.  Any insight will be greatly appreciated!

Offline Joe Sr.

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Re: Refermentation in a wine bottle
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 01:00:12 PM »
I wouldn't rely on a wine bottle.

A champagne bottle, yes.

Wine bottles are not intended to hold pressure.  I also don't think they'll take a crown cap.
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