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sly22guy

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Anyone got any good sources for corks? What do you prefer real or synthetic. pro's con's
 

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last time I used synthetic, 6 bottles popped their corks the next day when it got warm out.

real cork never pused itself out on the same bottles.
 

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I use synthetic #9 - never had an issue with them. Wood corks can give cork taint if not properly prepared - not 100% sure but i don't think synthetic corks have this issue.
 

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I have been using syn for long term corking, I use real corks for the wine that will be consumed in less than 2 years.Poping corks sound like a wine that still has co2 in it. I have never had a syn cork pop.
 

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is there one better than the other as far as the synthetic corks go? Anyone use the namacorc brand? found a 1000 for 169.00
 

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I have been using syn for long term corking, I use real corks for the wine that will be consumed in less than 2 years.Poping corks sound like a wine that still has co2 in it. I have never had a syn cork pop.
Or the wine was not stabilized properly!
 

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I'm still only 5 batches into my wine making, at least bottled, but I've used synthetics in every one. I had one push about a 1/4 inch out, but when I opened it, the wine was fizzy, so I know why that happened. At some point I found some 1.75 inch synthetics, I prefer those over the 1.5 inch if you can find them. I have some synthetic/cork hybrid corks that I plan on trying as well, haven't got to them yet.
 

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I have been using the 1.75 inch Nomacorks for many years now with no problems.
 

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Along the same lines, does anyone know where a guy can get personallized corks?
 

Runningwolf

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Along the same lines, does anyone know where a guy can get personallized corks?
This is one place I found. I am sure there are others around. There is a 1000 minimum order and they are .29 for 1 plus 1.
 
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