Corks not bottoming out

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Ernest T Bass

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Just bottled 15 bottles of muscadine wine. Out of 15 bottles, only 2 of them had the cork flush with the top of the bottle. They all felt like they bottomed out and the lever went all the way down just like the 2 that were flush with the top of the bottle. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help
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Thig

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What kind of corker do you have, mine has an adjustment nut on the plunger to adjust the depth.
 

Jc5066

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I have a floor corker with an adjuster. Even so I have found if I don't do it with one swift motion the cork does not go down as far.

As Thig said; we need to know what equipment you are using.
 

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Also make sure the bottle is tight to the corker. I have an assortment of bar coasters to put under the bottles that are a tad different in heights. It's quicker than adjusting the bottle height adjustment a 1/8" or so to get a tight fit. Roy
 

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Is it by chance the red colonna bottle/capper?
 

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Yeah, Bud, either get a floor corker or quit holding the cork so tight in the vise grips when you hit it with the hammer.
 

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