11/3/2013 -- Do you also sell the smaller corks for the Bellissima style bottles? If you do what is the price?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: These bottles take a standard (#9) cork. You'll need a corker, of course, but no need for a smaller cork. See below for products/pricing.
2/26/2011 -- Greetings, Been a while since I did any brewing. All my purchases have been from you for obvious reasons. I noticed you now sell only one style cork. A standard and a premium. Which one went away? Want to try my hand at mead. Would like to use honey local to my area. Can I get a kit without your honey? Thanx gang. the new site is awesome. . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We now only offer the standard corks. The premium corks just became prohibitably expensive.Unfortunately we don't offer the kit minus honey. Here is a list of everything else that is included for you to purchase separately. 1- package of Mead blend (sku N07)1- package of Super Kleer clarifier (sku N38A) 5- campden tablets (sold . . .
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
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, 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!
9/23/2007 -- I have been homebrewing for years, but am new to wine making I want to do it right and was wondering if the premium corks worth the extra money? I wouldn't mind storing some of the bottles for a couple of years.What are your thoughts on filtering wine?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I have never had a problem with using the regular corks, myself. They work well, and I have stored some wine for up to 5 years. Filtering wine (in my opinion) is not usually necessary; and should only be done if a batch has a "problem" with clearing. There are excellent wine clarifiers available.
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.
11/19/2006 -- I would like to put a label/logo on the cork. Can this be done with the wax coating and do you have any suggestings on printing on corks.thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, this cannont be done with wax. It IS possible to have custom labels/logo imprinted on corks, but I hope you need a LOT of them. The minimum order is usually 10,000 or so to get this done. It may be more.
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
11/5/2006 -- How much it will cost me per thousand and also the expenses of shipping?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The price is currently $143.50 per thousand. Shipping is based on weight and distance. In other words, it depends on where we ship them TO.
7/24/2005 -- Hello. I was wondering if you sell corks in smaller quantities then 100 units. I have just started to make small batches of wine and I would like to continue to start out slowly and only purchase 20-30 corks until I am more experienced with this hobby. Thank you.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We do in the store, but for mailorder we just sell bags of 100. They are pre-packaged. You will be surprised how quickly 100 corks disappear, however!
6/11/2005 -- I need 10,000 wine bottle corks. New,used it doesn't matter, but as cheap as possible!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can sell you corks (new ones) for $143.50 per thousand. Just order from our website and you received and you receive this price! Or better yet, give us a call and we may be able to special order them for you. Perhaps even printed with your logo.
2/28/2005 -- Why don't you recommend boiling corks? What is wrong with boiling corks?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It breaks down the corks uneceearily. If you want to sanitize them, use sulfite or iodophor.
2/6/2005 -- i use the floor corker to insert the #9 cork into my bottles,why are they so hard to get out? i use the cork remover that has the 2 probes that go down beside the cork,and it is all i can do to get the cork out without ruining the cork remover or pushing the cork inside the bottle.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Our records show you purchased a double lever corker, not a floor corker...(?) Also, I don't see where you have purchased any of our corks, so I'm not sure what is going on with yours. There are some inferior corks out there, usually old, possibly mis-ized.In any case, this just means you have a good tight fit. Perhaps it is time to try . . .
1/22/2005 -- Do the heat shrink capsules fit the 375 ml cobalt bottles? Also, is the #9 cork the correct size for these bottles?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, these bottles take a #9 cork, and regular heat shrink capsules work well.
12/3/2004 -- do these corks have any printing on them?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, they do not. Just plain corks.
11/29/2004 -- I read some where that corks should be soaked in potassium metabisulphite before inserting. The rational is that it would sterilize them and help with insertion. Seems to me that the corks would swell and this would make it harder to insert. What is your opinion?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Opinions are like rear ends...everyone has one. Here is mine:Corks should be inserted dry. Several large cork makers and distributors now make this recommendation. The reasoning is that the wine has sufficient alcohol and sulfites to protect itself, even if the corks has a little bacteria. It probably doesn't (have bacteria) in the first . . .
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.
9/14/2004 -- can the agglomerated corks be used in a hand corker?? i got some by surprize and im not sure i can even use them
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, they will work just fine.
5/3/2004 -- How long will these corks stay good after bottling? ie storing wine.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Under proper storage conditions, they should last for at least 3-5 years or so. I have had some for 7+ years and they are still in good shape.
3/15/2004 -- How do you get the corks to go into the bottles the ones that I get seems much bigger than the bottle.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: By using a corker. The corker compresses the cork on the way down to the bottle. The cork NEEDS to be bigger than the opening for it to work. This corker does a nice job of it. Insert the cork, place over the bottle, and press down on the handles.
11/19/2003 -- Hi, I have been brewing beer for a little while and I'm thinking about doing wine. I have a basic single fermentation kit for beer and wanted to know what equipment I can use for wine and what extra equiptment I would need.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Great! Wine is a fun thing to do as well. For wine, I would get another carboy. Wine just takes longer, and therefor ties up your fermenter for a longer time.If you are using one of our varietal wine kits, about the only other hardware you would need is a corker and some corks. Most people just save their wine bottles and re-use them. . . .
11/2/2003 -- How to preserve very old corks?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not sure exactly what you mean...installed in wine bottles? storage of unused corks?...how old? etc. Corks don't require much in the way of special storage. Keep them from becoming contaminated, is about all. A sealed plastic bag works well for most people.
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 . . .
8/11/2003 -- Do these wine kits include all additives, bottle corks, etc or will these have to be bought seperately?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The varietal wine kits, like the Cellar Classic, Vido del Vida lines etc contain all the ingredients i.e. juice yeast and additives (except water!) necessary to make wine. They do NOT include corks or any equipment.
7/26/2003 -- What is the difference between a #8 and a #9 cork, size wise?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The #9 cork has a nominal diameter of 24mm (0.945") and is considered the standard for wine bottles. It makes a very tight fit in a standard wine bottle.The #8 cork has a diameter of 22mm (0.866")and is a little easier to install, but we don't recommend storing your bottles on their sides with this size cork. The difference in diameter . . .
6/21/2003 -- You say one should not boil corks, what is the best process for preparing the cork before sealing wine bottles?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: There is really not need to "prepare" them at all. The corks are very lightly waxed, and should go in just fine. Just insert them dry. If you feel you want to, you can soak them in some warm (not hot) water prior to insertion. This makes them go in a little easier.If sanitation is your concern, you can soak them for a few minutes in sulfite . . .
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