How do you prep your corks?

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  1. Oct 9, 2018 #21

    GaDawg

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    I keep mine in a zip lock, no prep.
     
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    Like GaDawg, I keep mine in a zip lock back, stored 30 corks to the bag. Before sealing the zip lock bag, I add a squirt of Kmeta solution to the bag to kill off any bacteria that may be on the corks.
     
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    I keep mine in a 5 gallon corkadore. Wine bottle filled with kmeta in the center and filled with corks and sealed with a lid. When it’s time to use I take out as many as I need and place them in a colander and a quick spray with kmeta before corking.
     
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    Maybe the question should be is how many have had cork issues?
     
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    The only problem I’ve had is when I insert a number 9 cork into a bottle designed for a number 8. Goes in easy but is a pain to get out sometimes. Already broke my favorite corkscrew on one bottle.
     
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    Ive never sanitized natural corks because ive never felt a reason to. If they are in a bag i would assume they are fine.
     
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    My LHBS goes through corks a a very high rate so they are always fresh, they give me 100 or so when I ask and I immediately put them into zipock bags (30 per bag), I generally use them within few months and just bang them in dry.
     
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    What corks do you use? If it's a short lifespan wine I use DIAM 5 which are rated max 5 years no failure.

    And for wines I want to agree I use natural cork as it lasts forever.
     

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