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Cowboy77

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Wondering if you all use wine bottles that had screw on lids for bottling your wine using corks? I have about a dozen that were given to me, but want to make sure the stress from the corks on the bottle necks won't crack the bottles. Thanks in advance!
 

mikewatkins727

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Not too good of an idea. Glass is thinner at the neck. Number 8 cork should be used if you do use the screw-cap bottles
 

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I dont use screw top bottles with corks.
 

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Not recommended. But I've used screw tops to cork on some cheaper type batches. And #9'corks too. No issues at all for me. I did it on wines I wasn't planning on aging though it should be noted.
 

Cowboy77

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OK thanks for the replies. Think I'll just throw the screw top bottles away and keep collecting those that came with corks.
 

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Following along. To OP Thanks for the question and others thanks for the advice
 

montanaWineGuy

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I throw all screw top bottles that are donated to me in the trash. I don't trust them.
Yup!!! If refermentation begins, corks get pushed out, while screw tops explode. Explosions are a mess to clean and take out other bottles that might have been saved.
 

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