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Offline narvin

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Gilda corker with belgian corks?
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:41:12 PM »
I was going to fill a Jeroboam (3L champagne) with Geueze for NHC club night but the thing is too tall for my floor corker.  Has anyone used a handheld with Belgian or champagne bottles?  This one seems to be the best of the bunch, since it has an iris.  I figure it will be a pain to get it right, but I only need to do it once.

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Re: Gilda corker with belgian corks?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 09:58:01 AM »
I would just compress the cork in your floor corker for about 5 minutes, then take it out quickly put it in the Jeroboam. Use a rubber pallet to tap it in if you need too. That has worked for me in the past.

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Re: Gilda corker with belgian corks?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 09:54:37 AM »
That's a great idea, thanks.

I was just going to use a regular cage.  It was a bottle of corsendonk and I thought the one that came off of it was normal size.  It may have been missing the little cap at the top of the cage, but I can't remember.  Generally, any event where a 3L bottle is opened is going to obscure my memory  :D
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