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Res/st-or
02-13-2010, 21:13
Anyone know a good trick to remove a cork that has broken off and fallen into the bottle? If I leave it in the bottle, will I get the dreaded cork taint?

p_elliott
02-14-2010, 01:21
Strain the bourbon through a coffee filter, rinse the bottle out, pour the bourbon back into the bottle and replace the the cork with a new one.

silverfish
02-14-2010, 06:13
Is the cork piece small enough to get caught in the
coffee filter or so large that it won't fit through the
opening?

Special Reserve
02-14-2010, 06:22
To remove a broken cork from the bottle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y82j3R7tXw&feature=PlayList&p=D49CF6B549C649C2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=26

This works I've done this several times.

silverfish
02-14-2010, 06:30
Get out! That make me wanna push a cork in just to try it.

Thanks for the link.

sailor22
02-14-2010, 07:03
Cool vid - thanks for the link. As cool as it is that technique isn't much help in most of the broken cork problems I encounter.
If the pieces are relatively large use one of those gold very fine screen coffee filters and pour the Bourbon through allowing the filter to catch the pieces if cork. If it is a lot of very small almost powder like pieces, like when the cork of an old ceramic decanter disintegrates, use a conical unbleached paper coffee filter. I haven't noticed either technique effecting the taste of the juice.

Res/st-or
02-14-2010, 07:44
That trick worked perfectly. Awesome... :cool: It was a bottle of Knappogue single malt irish whiskey. It was nearly the whole cork sheared off in one piece. Try it... It really works!!! Thankfully, that has never happened to any of my bourbons.

Special Reserve
02-14-2010, 08:23
At first I was skeptical but I set up an experiment using an empty wine bottle. It work well. I've had to use it twice on bourbon bottles.

IronHead
02-14-2010, 08:32
You can also use a piece of thick twine with a knot tied in one end to push the cork out as you pull the twine or a wire coat hanger with a small 'J' bent into one end. Never seen the plastic bag method...that was pretty cool.

nblair
02-14-2010, 09:18
If it is a lot of very small almost powder like pieces, like when the cork of an old ceramic decanter disintegrates, use a conical unbleached paper coffee filter. I haven't noticed either technique effecting the taste of the juice.

Has anyone ever had this change the taste of their bourbon?

I had some pieces of artificial cork break off not too long ago, the pieces were so tiny I figured an unbleached coffee filter was about the only safe way to get them out.

There was a strange odor in the nose of the bourbon afterwards. I don't recall it being there before, like nothing I've ever nosed in a bourbon before. Couldn't put my finger on it, it was just weird.

I thought maybe pouring the bourbon through the filter was like decanting a bottle of wine, and perhaps the bourbon 'breathed' just a little too much. Is this even possible or just my mind playing tricks on me?

tommyboy38
02-14-2010, 10:06
I wonder if the bag method on youtube will result in the dreaded "bag taint"?

Res/st-or
02-14-2010, 15:20
The way my mind works, I'm surprised I didn't make the connection with bag taint..... Good one!!

unclebunk
02-14-2010, 15:25
To remove a broken cork from the bottle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y82j3R7tXw&feature=PlayList&p=D49CF6B549C649C2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=26

This works I've done this several times.

Awesome! I'm going to make lots of money on bar bets in the next few weeks!:lol:

fishnbowljoe
02-14-2010, 15:36
I always keep a couple of empty bottles on hand just in case this happens and I can't get a cork out. I also save my corks. Never hurts to be prepared. I've actually had to decant bourbon into different bottles twice. Joe


FWIW, my favorites to use as backups are empty ETL/Weller Centennial bottles. They fit anywhere in a bunker, or on a shelf. :grin:

Stu
02-14-2010, 16:49
To remove a broken cork from the bottle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y82j3R7tXw&feature=PlayList&p=D49CF6B549C649C2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=26

This works I've done this several times.

Thank you SO much! Great idea and it looks easy. As was said earlier I'm tempted to drive a cork into a bottle just to try it.