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Has anyone found an online vendor for good quality T-corks? I'm looking for the ones with the wooden tops like Duplais and Eichleberger use. All I've found so far are the Kristol and black plastic topped ones.

 

http://www.northernbrewer.com/wine-bottling.html

 

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/Pr...=11106&fd=1

 

Why can't they include a T-cork with a $70.00 bottle of Jade?

 

Edit: I can't spell and the keyboard is sticky!?

Edited by MTgrayling

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I was hoping it was sticky with Duplais...... but okay.......

 

But for real for real.... try the wine store by my house. They sell online and they have just about everything you could want in there. Hi Time Wine Cellar

Edited by Alyssa Dyane

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Thanks for the link AD. I'll give them a call tomorrow, they don't seem to list them on the site that I could find.

 

The Duplais is for later tonight, in about 45 minutes to be precise.

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I went to my local liquor mart the other day, to pick up some of those self same corks. After asking the owner for t-corks and being greeted with a blank stare, he, in his most snob-inflected tone, said to me, "Oh, you must mean tasting corks"....

 

What a dink.

 

Anyway, all they had were the plastic topped ones as well, but I got a big bag for 5 bucks, that should last me at least another year of Jade!

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Markus and LdF have t-corks. Of course there are bottles of absinthe attached to them, but I never considered that a real problem.

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Also when buying synthetic make sure it's not rubber.

Rubber + Absinthe = Rubber tasting absinthe.

Yes, they do!! LeMercier has this problem (I discovered this after posting that thread...it was the cork that did it).

 

I'm not sure about you folks, but I simply save the T corks that my bottles of absinthe come with?? I've got like 5-10 of them sitting around and I just oil them down once in a while and reuse them.

 

Aaron

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The link A.D. provided had some great accessories, but no wooden topped T-corks. They did stock some very nice marble ones, though.

 

I bit the bullet and ordered a whole bunch of the black plastic type. Any newbies that need t-corks in the future just PM me with an address and I'll get some in the mail.

 

The thing that confuses me is that someone, somewhere is producing these quality wooden topped t-corks. Must just be for the wholesale market?

 

shinsain,

 

I just haven't built up a backstock of empty bottles yet. I was also thinking of putting my empties up for sale on e-bay to defer some of the costs involved with this habit.

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MT Grayling--

 

I will try locaring some T-corks like you're looking for.

 

As for lubricating corks, Glycerine is less likely than oil to introduce off flavors. I sell glycerine as a finishing formula for liquers and wine.

 

cheers--Ken

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We have taken some wine corks and synthetic wine corks and used a sander to put a taper to them. Works great. Hopefully there is no problem using the synthetic wine corks with absinthe??

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I believe there may be a problem using synthetic corks. The high alcohol content of absinthe even eats true cork!

 

PM me and I'll send you a bunch of T-corks.

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Yes, this is why you'll want to store your absinthe bottles standing up, rather than on their sides like wine bottles.

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I believe there may be a problem using synthetic corks. The high alcohol content of absinthe even eats true cork!

I've known for a long time about absinthe eating natural cork. What's your source for the info that it eats the new synthetics as well?

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Well it's a hunch I got after reading a post about VDF and a glue smell/taste that was traced back to the cork.

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It may be a bad hunch after all.

 

http://wormwoodsociety.org/forums/index.ph...ost&p=52814

 

http://wormwoodsociety.org/forums/index.ph...ost&p=20443

 

http://wormwoodsociety.org/forums/index.ph...ost&p=24129

 

 

I know I'm not going to sacrifice a bottle of absinthe to see if the spongy synthetic corks last.

 

http://itotd.com/articles/410/the-great-cork-debate/

Edited by MTgrayling

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Anyone has a bottle of Strong 68 they can send to MTG for testing purposes?

 

It really is for a good cause. So don't be shy. :devil:

 

 

Otherwise a bottle of Everclear 75% will work just as well for testing the effects of the alcohol on the cork.

 

But since all bottles of pre-Ban come with a natural cork, I would presume that any deterioration of an absinthe would be due to other factors than the cork. (I'm assuming proper storage of the beverage, even though I've read somewhere that pre-Ban cork was better quality than today's cork.)

 

Edit: Added the pre-Ban comment.

Edited by dakini_painter

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I've read somewhere that pre-Ban cork was more bitter than today's cork.

Me too. :)

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Well now. I feel well versed in the world of corks now! Good advice!

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