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New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

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New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:27 pm
by norfire0
Just got a Italian floor corker to day from More Beer. There is oil in the iris where the cork goes. How do I prep the corker? Do I just wip oil off spray with starsan and cork? Any tips

Re: New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:54 pm
by BDawg
Any cork soakers out there?


:D :asshat: :nutters:

Re: New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:40 pm
by norfire0
I have heard of soaking corks but know nothing about it.

Re: New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:42 pm
by norfire0
I am corking sours with Belgium corks and bottles. Just fyi

Re: New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:04 pm
by dogismycopilot
I'd wipe down any part that will touch the cork, or lip of the bottle, with rubbing alcohol, to dissolve the excess oil.

Re: New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:36 am
by norfire0
Rubbing alcohol to dissolve oil. Love it.

Re: New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:43 am
by norfire0

Re: New to corking. Oil in corker iris?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:18 pm
by dogismycopilot
That humidifier is a great idea.

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