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Colin
07/10/07 02:39 PM  
6 liter madness
Howdy all,

I just got my hands on a couple of St. Feuillien 6 liter bottles and was hoping to put a couple of special beers in them for a friends annual Oktoberfest celebration. Has anyone had any luck corking these babies without the larger corker or found an alternative method(large champagne stopper etc)?

I was at Russian River last Friday while they were bottling and Vinnie gave me the dimmensions of the corks he uses for their 9L and 6L.

The 9 liters takes a 39mm x 51mm.

The 6 liters take a 34mm x 54mm.

Thanks and cheers!

Stefan
07/13/07 04:30 PM  
Re: 6 liter madness
I just use Belgian corks that have been used with a narrower shaft (sanitized of coruse) and then take some wire (gauge?) and make my own wire loop tie. It can be seen in the following book Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider. Basically you make a small loop by crossing and then twisting the wire. Then take the free ends and wrap then around the sides of the bottle. When they meet at the other side twist and bring the ends over top of the cork and through the loop. Then twist and voila !
 
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