Vacuum Wine Corker - 5 Dollars

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 #1

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    I would like to thank our own member of Wine Making Talk - Rice_Guy for making this article on how to make a Vacuum Wine Corker for 5 DOLLARS ! It was in April /May issue of Wine maker Magazine vacuum.JPG
     

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    any thoughts on making this a kit for sale for construction by winemakers? most difficult part is the cone made to reduce the size of the cork.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2019 #3

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    I hope to be getting one from Rice_Guy that came up with this invention. I then can tell you more in detail at that time
     
  4. Mar 23, 2019 #4

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    The next version of vacuum corking —- a floor model from a repurposed ikea table.
    Steve, if I heard correctly you are the program at vintners Tuesday. See you then.
     
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    Yes we will be up in Madison WI on Tuesday giving a full demonstration of our complete product line. This is to fine tune our abilities for the upcoming winemakers conference in May
     
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    Any word on getting that cone? I love me some gadgets!
     
  7. Jan 22, 2020 #7

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    this is your “vacuum corking tool” cone, the rest of the fabrication is up to you
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    I bought a pneumatic corker someone converted from a Portuguese corked. He did a wonderful job for a prototype. The problem is unlike a standard floor corker that compresses the diameter of the cork before inserting it in the bottle this one also uses a cone. The problem I see is forcing it through the cone it also reduces the length of the cork. When and maybe if I get time I'll try to somehow reinstall the jaws. So right now I'm still using the Italian.
     
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    I'm curious about the necessary dimensions for the cone piece. I have the equipment necessary to manufacture them on a batch by batch basis as needed. PM me if you are interested @Rice_Guy
     
  10. Jan 23, 2020 #10

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    @jking The key dimension of the vacuum wine corking tool is ID of the target bottle. I have a lot of Bordeaux so schedule 80PVC 3/4 inch pipe matched. Height has about an inch of slop built in for changing bottle style. , , , think everything is in the Winemaker Magazine write up.
    Out today, , don’t have access to the parts.
     
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