hist-brewing: corks

Kirsty Pollock kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
Wed Aug 23 01:53:28 PDT 2000


Oh, you should use new ones! you won't get as good a seal with used ones,
there's more chance of cross infection and I don't think the scotch bottle
type ones are very suitable anyway. it says on the bag or in the shop when
you buy new ones whether they are silicon coated or not.

KP

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Call [mailto:massmeister at hotmail.com]
> Sent: 23 August 2000 17:16
> To: kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
> Subject: RE: hist-brewing: corks
> 
> 
> Uuuummmm! Kirsty, how do I tell if they are silicon coated???
> 
> They came from top notch scotch bottles of the single malt variety.
> 
> Sorry if I seem dumb.
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> >From: Kirsty Pollock <kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com>
> >To: "'hist-brewing at pbm.com'" <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
> >Subject: RE: hist-brewing: corks
> >Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 08:33:53 +0100
> >
> >If you have the silicon coated ones, a quick swill in COLD 
> water with your
> >preferred sterilising agent. If non-silicon coated, they 
> need soaked anyway
> >so add the sterliser to the soaking water.
> >
> >Kirsty
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com 
> [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
> > > Behalf Of Steve Call
> > > Sent: 22 August 2000 19:27
> > > 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?
> > >
> > > Ciao,
> > > Steve
> >
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