9/26/2016 – Is this item customizable, and by that I mean could you print words or pictures on them?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Only with a large order. The last I heard it was an 8,000 pc minimum for custom heat shrinks. It would also require some lead time for custom art work.
6/15/2014 – I am interested in using these for mini wine bottles. The bottles are the Sutter Home 187 mL. Will these fit this size bottle?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The inside of the heat shrink capsules is very close to 1" in diameter. If the diameter of the bottle is less than that, they should work.
6/13/2014 – Would these fit on bartop spirit bottles? 18.5mm and 21.5mm t-cork
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, they should work well. The opening is very close to 1" (25.4mm) and when they are heated, they will shrink down to the bottle size.
12/5/2013 – Can you use the blow dryer to apply heat shrink capsules to the bottles instead of dipping in water?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I tried this one time and it worked, BUT it took a very long time for the plastic to shrink. It is also difficult to heat the capsule uniformly. Dipping in boiling water is much easier and faster.
11/27/2012 – Hi, I bought a few bags of your wine bottle sleeves and they are great. I have several bottles where the neck is too wide for the standard size - do you sell larger circumference sleeves?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not at this time. We can probably special order some, but it would take some time and there are likely minimum order quantities...
8/18/2012 – Would the heat shrink capsules work with mini wine bottles?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not sure what mini bottles you are referring to. If you mean the 1/2 bottle (375 mL) size bottles then yes. If it's some other size, then we would need more details (dimensions, or photos) to know for sure. There are LOTS of different bottles out there...
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.
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!
10/1/2007 – Hi, can you get these caps in the 500 count package? And if so what would the cost be.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, sorry. We sell them in bags of 100 only. Discounts kick in if you order 10 or more bags.
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 10am-6:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdaysand 10am-3pm on Sundays
11/5/2006 – How much it will cost me if i order in thousands of shrinking capsules?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For one thousand to nine thousand, the cost is $95 per thousand. If you order more than 9 thousand, the price drops to $82.50 per thousand.
10/28/2006 – What color blue are your blue capsules? I am looking for a cobalt or preferable a sapphire blue. my old supplier no longer carries them.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We have Azure Blue. Looks kinda royal blue to me, but I'm told that men don't actually see colors. Could be.
8/8/2005 – Not a question, but a suggestion. I use an electric paint stripper to shrink these. It works GREAT! Just put them on the bottle and then use a butter knife to hold it down (this keeps you from burning your fingers) and apply the hot air from then electric paint stripper. It only takes a few seconds!!!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Great idea! I'll post it with this product.
2/2/2005 – What is the "Secret" to putting the shrinks on?Is there a tool to heat them with,and if so do you have one for sale?Appreciate your speedy response.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Here's the secret...shhhhh now....you put them on top of your wine bottle, and dip the neck into boiling water for 1 second. You can hold it on during the process (with your fingers, moving them up as you dunk the neck of the bottle) or we do sell a plastic tool to hold it in place while you are dipping. See below for a link to that tool.If you are doing a LOT of them, we also have an electric heat shrink machine which has a heating coil. With this, you simply place the shrink on the bottle and slide into the heat shrink machine for a few seconds. Very easy! (link below)
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.
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.
7/14/2004 – Is it possible to get an assortment of colors instead of all 100 being the same color?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, sorry. We sell bagged heat shrinks in bags of 100 only.
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.
2/15/2004 – How does one apply this product that it fits snugly without a fight around the bottle's neck?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I like to just put the capsule on the bottle, turn it upside down, and dip into boiling water for one second. Very easy.
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.
10/9/2003 – What size bottle will your shrink cap cover? Across and size of neck.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It fits standard size wine bottles; the heat shrink cap is actually quite a bit larger than the neck of the bottle and shrinks down to whatever size the bottle is. The only ones that they won't fit are the few bottles that have an extra "lip" extending away from the very top.
9/4/2003 – I am looking for a solid white (inc. top) shrink wrap. Please advise if you have available.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we do. White is one of the selectable options for this item. Just click on the "Options" button, select white, and add them to your shopping cart.
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