Quantcast

Dimples in cork

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

winemaker_3352

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2010
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
50
I have a Portuguese floor corker - it works great - but it leaves a dimple in the top. Is there any way around this?
 

xanxer82

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
1,862
Reaction score
8
I get dimples from my port hand corkers. You're not alone. No soloution yet on my part.
 

winemaker_3352

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2010
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
50
Yeah - that is what i am afraid of - can't really correct it.

I know it doesn't affect the wine in any shape or form - but it does appear amateur.
 

xanxer82

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
1,862
Reaction score
8
Maybe make a metal cap to go over the cork and distribute the pressure?
 

winemaker_3352

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2010
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
50
Can't the way the 3 point iris works is it compresses - so putting the metal cap on would either hinder the iris or it would just not compress as well to push the cork in.

I am assuming here.
 

xanxer82

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
1,862
Reaction score
8
True. Maybe Tom will chime in with advice? I've just been filling the dimple with wax and stamping my initial into it. Make's it looks fancy and hid the dimple. :)
 

djrockinsteve

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2010
Messages
4,911
Reaction score
136
I do not get dimples in my corks from my Port. Floor Corker. Most of my bottles are bordeaux and I use the synthetic 1 1/2" corks. Thoughts on this is are your corks too long? Does this happen with various bottles? Are you quick at the corking? Do not slowly apply pressure, pull the lever with one full motion. Have you tried other corks?

All wine for thought.
 

Green Mountains

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2009
Messages
879
Reaction score
2
I used to get that with the hand corker but no dimples with my port floor model.

Wonder if it's a manufacturers defect.
 

Wade E

Premium
Joined
Jul 3, 2006
Messages
33,224
Reaction score
268
I dont get them using my Port floor corker either and is 1 reason I stopped using the hand corker to rid my corks of this dimple. What kind of corks are you using and how do you prepare your corks?
 

Runningwolf

Super Moderator
WMT Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
Messages
20,304
Reaction score
2,199
True. Maybe Tom will chime in with advice? I've just been filling the dimple with wax and stamping my initial into it. Make's it looks fancy and hid the dimple. :)
Thats a pretty cool idea. How are you applying the wax? I had gotten some you just put in a hot glue gun. I put a dab on the side of the bottle towards the top and then used a stamp to emboss it.It was for xmas gifts in 2008 but have'nt used it since. I didn't apply it to the top as I always use shrink capsuls.
 

xanxer82

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
1,862
Reaction score
8
I have a bag of seal pellets and just pour some in a double boiler. Use a spoon to drible some into the dimple and elegantly run down the neck. Use a monogram stamp after a few seconds. :)
 

winemaker_3352

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2010
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
50
djrockinsteve
I do not get dimples in my corks from my Port. Floor Corker. Most of my bottles are bordeaux and I use the synthetic 1 1/2" corks. Thoughts on this is are your corks too long? Does this happen with various bottles? Are you quick at the corking? Do not slowly apply pressure, pull the lever with one full motion. Have you tried other corks?
I use Supreme Corq X2 synthetic #9 Wine Cork 1 3/4" - i do it in one motion - however i do it probably slower than what you are explaining.

Wade
I dont get them using my Port floor corker either and is 1 reason I stopped using the hand corker to rid my corks of this dimple. What kind of corks are you using and how do you prepare your corks?
I use Supreme Corq X2 synthetic #9 Wine Cork 1 3/4".

I just store my corks in a corkidor - other than that - i don't really do any prep to my corks.
 

Runningwolf

Super Moderator
WMT Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
Messages
20,304
Reaction score
2,199
I get dimples from my port hand corkers. You're not alone. No soloution yet on my part.
Come on guys, did you replace your mom when your sister came out with dimples or did you say oh how cute! Did you cover them up with wax or did you use them to you advantage of being considered pretty! LOL just a thought for the day.:a1
 

winemaker_3352

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2010
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
50
Runningwolf - good point.

Part of this was to see if I was the only one experiencing this - if i was - then the problem lies with the user (ME). :h

Or possibly the cork/cork preparation.
 
Last edited:

Runningwolf

Super Moderator
WMT Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
Messages
20,304
Reaction score
2,199
Would you drip wax over these dimples and scar the wax or return her momma just because she had dimples! LOL Over time dimples dissappear (yeah I know and new ones appear where we don't want them and they should be covered up).

 

xanxer82

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2009
Messages
1,862
Reaction score
8
LOL Dan. Hey if she likes to play with hot wax and not MY sis or mum. Whatever floats her boat. ROFL
 

Latest posts

Top