8/19/2012 -- How many bottles will each bag seal?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: One pound can seal as many as 40-100 wine bottles, depending on wax thickness.
7/17/2011 -- Hi what is the melt temperature of your sealing wax?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is normally processed at about 240 deg F, but "sets up (congeals) at about 180 deg F
5/19/2011 -- Hi. Do you know if your wax seal will be appropriate for the oil bottles? Is your wax flexible or stiff? What does it contain? What are the chances of leaking of oils form wax sealed bottles?Thank you.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I know that other customers use it for sealing over the corks of olive oil bottles. It is pretty stiff stuff...and can be dipped multiply times if you need to. Hard to imagine it leaking as long as there is also a cork in the bottle.As far as we know it is simply wax and coloring.
5/10/2011 -- We purchased shrink wrapping tops from you but would like to use wax to seal our bottles. Can we use both, since the shrink labels need to be put in boiling water after the wax has dried?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That should not be a problem. We haven't done it that way, but the heat shrinks only take about 1-2 seconds in boiling water to shrink down onto the bottle. That couldn't be enough time to melt the wax.
3/16/2011 -- We purchased a corker from you... the smaller hand-held one... The way we understand it, is that we need to boil the corks first. However, after reading some of the responses in your forum, we read that we are NOT to boil the corks...Can you please clarify this info for us?... We have been unable to cork a bottle with a dry cork. ???
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That's the problem with forums...everyone has an opinion and can post it. It doesn't make it valid, however.We do NOT recommend boiling corks in any case. It is unnecessary, and breaks down the corks.If you want to sanitize them (optional as far as I am concerned), use a mild sulfite solution for that purpose. Inserting them while still wet from this solution is just fine, and will make the insertion a little easier.Otherwise, we recommend dry insertion.
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
8/15/2009 -- does it really prevent evaporation?thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, as far as we can tell.
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
1/24/2007 -- I use regular no. 9 corks and a floor corker. I let leave my bottles upright for 3 days after bottled, according to directions, then i put them in a wine rack, but i noticed i had a couple of bottles that leaked a drop or two, do i need to use better corks? will my wine go bad from air leak?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I don't see where you have bought either corks or a corker from us. Have no idea what you are using, what directions you are referring to or how severe the problem might be as a result.
11/27/2006 -- I'm currently brewing beer and would like to bottle it in some 1.5L wine bottles i have. A bottle cap won't work to seal them. Can you suggest what i can use to seal these bottles? I was thinking maybe corks with wax sealing, or some kind of rubber corks.Thanks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is a bad, bad idea to use wine bottles in the first place. They are not designed for the internal pressures of beer. The only wine bottles that are appropriate are champagne (or sparkling wine) bottles.
11/21/2005 -- Is your sealing wax heavy and thick enough to cover completely the black plastic seal on the olive oil bottles the first dip?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: As far as we know. Not sure what your bottles are like, but it's pretty thick stuff.
11/22/2004 -- Can I use this wax on envelopes as a mail wax seal as well?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sure!
10/6/2004 -- My bottles measure at the top 3/4" inside diameter. I ordered #9 corks from you and they do Not fit. Can you please tell me what size I should have ordered. My wine is ready to be bottled and I need to order the correct size immediately.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Are you using a corker? A #9 cork should work just fine, but it is necessary to use a corker to insert them. Finger pressure won't do it.
8/23/2004 -- How many times can I re-heat the remaining wax left in the can after each use? Does re-heating damage the property of the wax? Does it affect the storage properties at all?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: As long as it isn't OVER heated, it should last for many re-heat cycles. I don't believe the storage properites are affected, but my experience is limited.
6/18/2004 -- If I use the bottle sealing wax on your standard #9 1.75 corks, will that suffice for longer term storage, or is it still necessary to use the premium corks? Seems the contamination of air would be the issue and be eliminated by the sealer. Thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, the air "ingestion" would be eliminated, but the quality of the cork itself would be "not as good", and with EXTENDED aging (over 5-7 years, let's say) you could see some deterioration of the cork itself. Premium corks are great, and last a long time. Standard corks are good for at least 2-3 years, however, and are good for most purposes.
1/25/2004 -- Any suggestion on how to melt the wax and apply it? Do you melt this in a pot and dip the bottle upside down or melt it and poor it on? What do you use to melt it in? Thanks!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Myself, I would dip the upside down bottle in the melted wax, but I have heard of people melting the wax and just drizzling a little over the top. Either way will work, I'm sure. I would use something disposible like a soup can or similar. It would be a pain to have to clean the wax out of the wife's favorite saucepan!Here is a link to some instructions...these people probably know way more than me:http://www.candlecreationoz.com/images/seal_instr1.pdf
1/7/2004 -- I need wine bottle sealing wax in black. Do you have any? I need enough to do 300 6 liter btls,and 600 3 ltr btls. Can I purchase in bulk? If not, any suggestions would be appriciated.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We actually have 4 packages of black on hand (right now), and we added this option to the website. We are happy to special order whatever you need. To order, call (800) 850-2739We can usuallly have these on hand within a week.
10/12/2003 -- WIll the mini-floor corker work with dry corks or do the corks have to be boiled/soaked? Also, What size and type of corks do you recomend with it and how does it differ from your adjustable double lever corker?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it works beautifully with dry corks. We do NOT recommend boiling corks in any case. We recommend our standard, #9 corks with this corker.The double lever corker pushes the cork down a barrel that compresses it as it on it's way down. The floor corker has a diaphram that compresses the cork first, and THEN pushes into the neck. Both work well, but the floor corker takes less effort, and is recommended when doing more that about 60 corks in a session.
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