- Sep 5, 2021
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- North Carolina southern piedmont
Thanks for the detailed explanation and nice work space. I'm going back to my old generic corks that I've used for almost 30 yrs. Never had the seating variation problem until I switched to Nomacorc. I marked the change on the tension plate so I can return to original setting if needed.Other than SOP for sani and handling, your setup or others will vary. *Dry* sani corks is a biggy, and degassing via filler or transfers without O2 introduction for wines, meads not so much a matter of issue unless veggies involved.
The attached image is my bottling and age racking, and compressed storage area. Tight, all things pack well, and then unpack quickly, to a near by space as well for use on that table. Having a shower nearby helps, its my sani bottle washing space, and carboy cleaning space (toilet as well).
Just finished Spring time bottling of 13 aged vessels (I use only fermonster now) ~350 bottles of 750s and 375 delgatos of meads, wines, and some-where-in between.
The delgatos are used for leftovers, the 'dreg bottles', for gifting, bartering, trading, and freebees to nice people I meet that have something in return to offer. Labor of love, labor nevertheless for sure.
The differences between the 750s (FLT glass 750 eco line clear) that I use for whites and meads (to showcase colors), and the punted green bottles for reds is slight if at all. quarter spin on depth nut. For delgatos, a bit more, 1-2 360 deg spins. I don't monkey around with the bottle plate tension.
I use nomacorc 900 green series only, 1.5". Hope this helps.
Will post results when I bottle later this week.
Thanks again for thoughts.