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New toy
« on: January 11, 2015, 12:31:25 AM »
I picked up a floor corker yesterday. Today it took over the kitchen while my wife was at work. Got a good start on my sour pipeline. 5 gallons farmhouse cherry, 5 gallons peach, and 2.5 gallons blended. I think I like bottling again, 750s with corks makes it pretty easy.



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Re: New toy
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 12:33:16 AM »
You screwed up Jim. Floor corkers go on the floor. n00b

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Re: New toy
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 12:52:56 AM »
Yeah... And there's a chair on the counter. My wife would grab a bottle (full) and whack me for that one!

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Re: New toy
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 01:00:37 AM »
Pretty stinkin' cool Jim!
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Re: New toy
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 01:11:27 AM »
Check out all the canned goods on top of the cabinets. I'm moving in.

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Re: New toy
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 01:13:54 AM »
I prefer not to bend over repeatedly, so I make adjustments to the feng shui. Lifting and carrying those 30Ls when they are nearly full is exciting.

By the way, I tried out corking in a belgian flip top with the flip top removed and I think it will work like a champ. Unfortunately I did that at my LHBS and didn't take a picture. It works fine though and the cages fit nicely

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Re: New toy
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 01:15:47 AM »
Check out all the canned goods on top of the cabinets. I'm moving in.
That's Terri's hobby. She makes awesome pickled beans and aspergrass, tomatoes ain't too shabby either.

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Re: New toy
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 01:22:23 AM »
while my wife was at work.

Most important part of your comment, I know the struggle!

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Re: New toy
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 01:32:30 AM »
while my wife was at work.

Most important part of your comment, I know the struggle!
Actually she's pretty good about my hobbies. In 2010 she let me use the spare bedroom as a paint booth when I rebuilt my Heritage. Of course I ended up tearing out the carpet and installing Pergo and repainting the room when I was done.

BTW I really miss that bike!

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Re: New toy
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2015, 04:15:27 AM »
Lovely bike.


I miss mine. I wrecked it several years ago resulting in a broken femur. Bike was fixed in 2 weeks, my leg took two years. Can't ride it without getting sweaty and nervous on the highway. I guess I should do a Sturgis run to get over that - but... I don't want to panic in backwater Oklahoma or Texas and hitch back home.


On that note, if someone wants a 2004 Honda VTX1200C, holler. Needs a carb rebuild. Will make a great deal on it! :)

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Re: New toy
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 01:49:07 PM »
We cork all of our mead. We usually do 3 or 4 5gal carboys at a time so 75-100 750's. Its usually a long but fun night. Each kind gets sampled.
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Re: New toy
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 02:32:41 PM »
I've had the same corker for about 10 years. It's a nice piece of equipment.

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Re: New toy
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 02:52:44 PM »
I've had the same corker for about 10 years. It's a nice piece of equipment.
Same as mine?

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Re: New toy
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 03:24:17 PM »
We have the red kind and its been in use for close to 20 years
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Re: New toy
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2015, 03:38:19 PM »
I've had the same corker for about 10 years. It's a nice piece of equipment.
Same as mine?

Looks exactly the same. Italian floor corker? I got mine from MoreBeer for my birthday years ago from my darling wife.