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.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number 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!
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.
11/5/2006 – 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
9/11/2006 – can this be used to cork wine bottles also?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, sorry. It is just used with beer bottle caps. We do have corkers, however, in the wine category...
1/15/2006 – I received this corker on Saturday from you and did a couple of tests. With three different styles of 750ml wine bottles, the grip on the neck gave way shortly before the cork was all the way into the bottle leaving about 1/8 to 1/4 of the cork projecting out of the neck of the bottle. While the plunger seems to be adjusted correctly from . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The most common reason for this is filling your bottles too high. If you think about it, what you are doing is compressing the air between the wine and the cork. If there isn't sufficient space for this compressed air, the cork won't go in all the way. Too much pressure is all. Leave about 2 3/4 to 3 inches from the top of the bottle to the . . .
12/30/2004 – thanks for the double lever corker,it works great and makes it a lot eaiser corking my bottles.thanks again
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Glad to hear it!
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 . . .
10/11/2004 – Is the Double Lever Corker really adjustable? If so, can you explain how to adjust it? My corks are all sticking out of the bottle about 1/2" and there is about 3/4" - 1" or air gap inside the bottle after the cork is inserted.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: First, you need to fill the bottles no higher than 2.75" from the top of the bottle. Using a 1.75" cork, that will allow one inch of airspace between the cork and the wine. Lots of people don't do that, and the cork can't go all the way in.Is it one of OUR corkers? I don't see your name as a customer! If it is, at the top of the corker . . .
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.
4/29/2004 – I recently purchased the hand corker and have tried it for only a few practice runs. The corker, or more accurately the operator, is mangling the top of the cork as it goes in. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not sure what you mean by mangling, but sometimes people overfill their bottles and there is too much pressure to insert them all the way. Try it with an empty bottle to see if it goes in smoothly. If so, that is the problem. Also, be sure you are inserting the cork into the "slot" of the corker, not to the top of the bottle. If inserted . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
9/10/2003 – How do you adjust these corkers? Ours does not go into the bottle all the way. Guess who threw the package away? We would like them to go all the way in.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I'm guessing you did. That's ok. The most common reason for this is filling your bottles too high. If you think about it, what you are doing is compressing the air between the wine and the cork. If there isn't sufficient space for this compressed air, the cork won't go in all the way. Too much pressure is all. Leave about 2 1/4 to 2 1 . . .
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