Corking screw-top bottles

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  1. Oct 30, 2018 #21

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    My 2 cents, when I first started making wine right out of college I used screw top bottles, wine, soda etc to bottle my “experimental wine” . I dipped some of those in molten wax and long termed aged them. It Worked!
     
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    This Novatwist seem to hold OK and I may reuse them once. I think the standard tin tops can be reused. Probably not more than once.
    This vax idea seems quite interesting.
    Well, if you don't have too many bottles :)
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019 #23

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    I've recently reused the standard top on three bottles. One leaked, and wine went flat. Lucky it was a side product, poor quality Rose.
    So that experiment didn't work out too well.
    The Novatwist reused performed well. So far. We'll see how it works when reused for the third time.
     
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    I've bottled about eight case using -reusing- the original screw tops. Had two leaks; both took another quarter turn on the cap. One has to be careful. I'm still switching to novatwists; they look so much better!
     
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    Is there a USA supplier for Novatwist caps? Everything I found is in UK or Canada.
     
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    I bought mine from eBay. Didn't really pay attention where they come from. Does it matter in the US?
     
  7. Jan 13, 2019 #27

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    Not really - just the shipping can cost more than the product sometimes.
     
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