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:?:?:?Ok I am a sort of newbie....I have made 6 different wines from scratch with fresh fruit and 2 kits...I used a Black Raspberry wine kit 6 months ago and went totally by instructions..and actually let it sit a week or 2 longer before bottling.now almost 6 months later I have had 3 bottles blow a cork...2 times the bottles were in a different area...I keep my wine in the cooler part of the basement...63 average in the corner storage....help I don't know what to do.
 

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Seems like it wasn't ready to be bottled. Not sure what you can do now but try to transfer back to carboy to completely finish or add sorbate if you didn't initially?
 

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:?:?:?Ok I am a sort of newbie....I have made 6 different wines from scratch with fresh fruit and 2 kits...I used a Black Raspberry wine kit 6 months ago and went totally by instructions..and actually let it sit a week or 2 longer before bottling.now almost 6 months later I have had 3 bottles blow a cork...2 times the bottles were in a different area...I keep my wine in the cooler part of the basement...63 average in the corner storage....help I don't know what to do.
 
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Your wine has CO2 present in the bottles. The only way to get rid of it is to uncork, return to carboy and stir the CO2rap out of it, then re-bottle.
 

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Thanks everyone....I used your idea's and nothing has blown its cork for awhile and I just bottled 30 bottles of pincherry making some adjustments using your all's info and hoping they stay solid....always liked using EC-1118 in wild fruit wines...but think I will change that also.
 

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I agree with the comments here................. You have to degas the wine by stirring it by some means. Using a stirring stick, the long and hard way.
Bye a drill, battery operated I suggest, and use a wand, either plastic or stainless and stir and degas that way, it is quick and easy.
Bye a vacuum pump and degas with that, you can also use the vacuum pump for other things related to wine making.

I agree that the reason for blown corks is that you may not of degassed that particular batch of wine properly and accidentally left co2 in the wine
at bottling time.
 

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I must correct a couple of spelling mistakes I did in a reply.

I typed "bye" in two sentences and I actually meant and should

of typed "buy".
 

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Degasser

I want to buy a degasser stirring stick. Forgive my uneducated plain talk as I don't know what they are called. I seen ones that go on drills. Can someone send me a link on what they use. Thank you for your help.
 

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I use the 3 prong style works well but you have to be careful at the start you don't get a wine volcano. I have since moved on to an all in one vacuum pump, was amazed at the CO2 pulled out of a previously degassed batch that had been aging on oak 3 months.
 

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