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    i neeed some help

    The plan would be to bring a bottle of that size to a large get together so it would surly disappear in a hurry. I am not worried about physical injury to me but showing up to a shin dig with some grape hooch only for it to break and lose the oh so precious contents. Does anyone know how they...
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    i neeed some help

    I'm in pinellas county Florida and go to my lhbs usually several times a week and have been to all of the other shops around so if you can direct me to a retailer with a cork/corker for a salmanazar bottle that would be great because I can't even find one on the interwebs. I am yet to be...
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    i neeed some help

    well this bottle is quite robust I read this article about japan's bottle return thing here http://www.japanfs.org/en_/newsletter/200407-1.html but the inside diameter of the hole is slightly larger could I use a larger cork. And anybody know how to cork that salmanazar bottle or maybe where to...
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    i neeed some help

    ok I checked it the hole is just a little bigger than a regular bottle the glass around the neck is about the same thickness it doesn't have threads like a screw top but from pics i've seen I'm sure that they use a screw off design on all these bottles in japan. Why is it bad to cork screw tops...
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    i neeed some help

    Ok wine bottles aren't cheap and most of us scavenge them from anywhere. Luckily for me there is a place in my neighborhood that is the party spot where everyone drinks and they recycle all the containers so I frequently find odd bottles and today I found a 1800 ml sake bottle. I guess they are...
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    Salmanazar corking

    I was given a really big wine bottle. I dont have it here or I would find out but from size comparison it is either a salmanazar or balthazar. I have a corker for regular bottles but this is much bigger how do I cork this? Do I need a big hand corker?
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    My wine is getting dark

    i like them strong It fermented to dryness 0.995 I dont think it will take quite that long to be mellow. mostly I do them strong because I live in Florida strawberry heaven and I see a lot strawberry wine at 10-12% and I am bored with them so I went to 16-17%
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    My wine is getting dark

    ok I went to a strawberry farm got berries picked the day before and chilled. I cut up the berries and dumped hot 180 degree water over them and mashed them up. poured through a straining bag. sweetened to 1.130. pitched re-hydrated lalvin 1118 with a quart of starter. added yeast nutrient...
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    My wine is getting dark

    Hey I have been making wine for awhile but I tried my first batch of strawberry and everything is going great primary went fine secondary went fine now its aging/clearing in the carboy and its turning very dark It started out at a strawberry color light red and now it is darker than blood I'm...
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