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    cork soakin

    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?
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    Re: cork soakin

    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.
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    Re: cork soakin

    Is the cork piece small enough to get caught in the
    coffee filter or so large that it won't fit through the
    opening?

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    Re: cork soakin

    To remove a broken cork from the bottle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y82j...om=PL&index=26

    This works I've done this several times.

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    Get out! That make me wanna push a cork in just to try it.

    Thanks for the link.

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    Re: cork soakin

    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.

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    Re: cork soakin

    That trick worked perfectly. Awesome... 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.
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    Re: cork soakin

    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.

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    Re: cork soakin

    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.
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    Re: cork soakin

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    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?

 

 

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