hist-brewing: corks

Baden,Doug baden at oclc.org
Tue Aug 22 08:53:10 PDT 2000

Just boil them for at least 5 minutes (more like 10), then take them out of
the water and immediately cork the bottles.  This softens the cork also so
the compression does less damage to the cork.  I have never had problems
with my corks when I do this.

I would not use bleach on these.  It damages the cork and the chlorine
residue gets into the bottle, messing with the product.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Call [mailto:massmeister at hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:27 PM
To: hist-brewing at pbm.com
Subject: hist-brewing: corks

Dear all, just about ready to bottle, but.......how do I "clean" the corks. 
I mean do I simply soak them in bleach and them wash thoroughly? or does 
somebody out there have a better idea?


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