Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Bottling with an Italian Champagne Corker
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Champagne bottles are better than other bottles for holding high pressure liquids. Over the years these bottles have been designed and refined to to hold more PSI than a car tire. This is made possible by thicker glass and a well engineered shape. The corked and caged closure does amazingly well at keeping everything inside under pressure. In addition to being fabulous of their purpose they look so cool in comparison to regular brown bottles. Adding a cork and cage to your beer really takes the presentation to the next level.
Mechanically the corker works beautifully. In one motion as you lower the lever the cork is compressed from full size to bottle neck size. This also locks the bottle in place so that the cork presses into the bottle. As the lever reaches the bottom it presses the cork to a specific depth set by a nut on the plunger.