cork size conundrum

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  1. benchmstr

    benchmstr Junior Member

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    I usually buy #9 corks. however, a friend just gave me several hundred #8 corks for free.

    I know they aren't great for long term storage...that is the extent of my knowledge of this size cork.

    I would only be using it for blueberry, strawberry, and dragon blood type wine...stuff that I will drink fast, never bottled for longer than 8 months.

    using standard clear 750ml Bordeaux bottles.

    would this be a problem?

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    cmason1957 Member Supporting Member

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    I don't believe that will be a problem. #8 should do a year or two just fine.
     
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    benchmstr Junior Member

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    thanks brochacho

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    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    Agree. You're fine. If you're a new winemaker, chances are pretty good nothing you make will last more than a couple years.
     
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    GaDawg Senior Member

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    I think you are fine with #8 corks for 2 years.
    I think I would like them better for early drinkers, easy in easy out!
     

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