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Thread: Bottling home-made wine

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    Default Bottling home-made wine

    Hello! I am about to attempt to bottle some plum wine, I've dutifully saved some used wine bottles, but realise after buying corks etc that they are almost all screw-top bottles. Can I cork these?? Googling has given me mixed answers and some people say the bottle neck is a bit fragile and other say it's fine. Anyone tried it? Any thoughts??

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    I have put corks in them before with no problems, as long as the seal is tight and no air can get in.
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    i agree with burnie as long as its sealed from the air outside ,thats fine , do the bottles look flimsy or chunky to you ?
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    I've never had a problem.
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    Thanks all, I think I'll just give it a go then! They don't look like especially flimsy bottles to me (just bog standard ones you buy full of wine ) so hopefully will be fine. I will maybe check one before adding the plum wine to check the fit though!
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    Screw cap bottles can break at the neck if corked replacement screw caps can be obtained online from Inn House Brewery. I will be using them this year.

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