hist-brewing: corks

Eylat Poliner allotta at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 22 21:43:49 PDT 2000

Best to soak them in 50ppm of sulfite & 1 tsp citric acid for 2-3 hours.   This
will soften them & sterilize the corks.
Bleach will give them the characteristic "corky" smell & taste.   NOT pleasant.

Steve Call wrote:

> 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?
> Ciao,
> Steve

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