Bottling Belgian Ales like the Belgians do

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  1. TheZel66

    TheZel66 Member

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    Has anyone bottled their homebrew using the 750ml Belgian bottles with corks and wire toppers? I was wondering if there's anything you need extra, or processes differing from regular bottling..
     
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    Yep. Easy peasy, not much more effort than crown caps. You need a floor corker to push the cork in, then just hand twist the cage. (My experience is with the corona capper\corker, and real corks.(as opposed to the plastic))
     
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    I tried the plastic corks and >50% of the bottles were flat and oxidized. :(

    I'm not sure if they were slightly too small for the bottle, but it didn't work very well.
     

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