NEVER USE CORKS ON A SCREWTOP BOTTLE - the tops are thinner than a cork finish bottle and may shatter when uncorking (my fermenter mentor buddy found that out in person).The only problem I have had is keeping the cork all the way down on a screw-top bottle. I have some larger corks coming, hopefully that will solve the screw top problem. Yes? No?
Yes. Primary. Thanks for the tip, I didn't know you can ferment in an open food grade bucket! I'll do that.I'm guessing this is in primary? It will be much less messy to do this part of the fermentation in an open food grade bucket then rack to carboy .
That's what I am doing - reusing wine bottles sold at wineries and stores, and these fit most of the bottles.
take a few minutes or days and do some browsing of old posts in every corner of this website, there is so much valuable information and answers to questions you dont even have yet, plus there is always someone willing to answer any question you can think of.Yes. Primary. Thanks for the tip, I didn't know you can ferment in an open food grade bucket! I'll do that.
Follow up question - should I add more yeast when I move it to a bucket, since much of the yeast foamed into the neck of the fermenter? If so, how much?
You may have been lucky in using bottles with thicker glass. Hopefully that will remain so!Hmmm. I've never had this problem.
Thanks for that heads up!!NEVER USE CORKS ON A SCREWTOP BOTTLE - the tops are thinner than a cork finish bottle and may shatter when uncorking (my fermenter mentor buddy found that out in person).
I bought these to use on screw top bottles and they fit most of the 750 ml bottles I have:
The only thing is I haven't figured out a way to get the plastic off the neck of the bottle, but so far I've just been re-using the caps and haven't seen any leakage so it hasn't been a problem for the plastic to remain on the neck. I just nag my friends and family to save the caps, too, and return them with the bottles!