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    Broken cork help

    I couldn't find what appeared to be the correct place for this dumb question...BUT....

    My wife accidentally helped me out with this situation. Any suggestions on how to salvage this almost full bottle without ruining it?

    Surely this has happened before... uploadfromtaptalk1439664502436.jpg
    Last edited by VolForLife; 08-15-2015 at 12:58.

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    Re: Broken cork help

    Quote Originally Posted by VolForLife View Post
    I couldn't find what appeared to be the correct place for this dumb question...BUT....

    My wide accidentally helped me out with this situation. Any suggestions on how to salvage this almost full bottle without ruining it?

    Surely this has happened before... uploadfromtaptalk1439664502436.jpg
    No idea why that is sideways other than I just switched from iPhone to android

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    Re: Broken cork help

    That happens a lot with old Wild Turkey bottles. If you get any bits of cork in the whiskey, strain it through cheesecloth (slooooowly).
    Andrew

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    Re: Broken cork help

    Coffee filters work wonders as well. Just be patient with it.

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    Re: Broken cork help

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: Broken cork help

    Yep and keep some used corks in a zip lock bag for future use.

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    Re: Broken cork help

    How much of the cork is in the neck? You can get a wine opener that has a needle that goes through cork and uses compressed air to force out cork. That way you don't get any cork in your bourbon.

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    Broken cork help

    Use a waiters cork screw to get the rest out of the neck, strain the contents, rise the bottle, refill and recork with another cork. It's happened to me several times. I f'ing hate natural corks in whiskey now.
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    Re: Broken cork help

    Cheesecloth is your friend, plus saving good corks from older bottles

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    Re: Broken cork help

    Quote Originally Posted by TunnelTiger View Post
    Yep and keep some used corks in a zip lock bag for future use.
    I agree. It just so happens that I needed a cork just last night. I opened, or maybe I should say, I tried to open my MMCS 750. The plastic top came right off the cork. Not to worry. I had plenty of backups to choose from.

    Cheers! Joe

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