Floor corker is creasing my corks!

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Floor corker is creasing my corks!

Post by blacksheep » Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:34 pm

Bottled my very first batch of wine in May using Nomacorcs. Since they are Nomacorcs which are not required to rest on their sides, I did not do so. Last month I did put one bottle on it's side and some days later I noticed a small leak!
I pulled the cork and noticed one distinct crease from my brand new Ferrari floor corker.
Has anyone else had this problem, and is it fixable? Or did I get a lemon?

Alex

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Post by thekid48044 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:37 pm

What size corks did you use? How many leaked? I typically use 9s and do not have a problem. From time to time I have had a bottle, or two that have leaked, but this is the exception.
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Post by blacksheep » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:19 am

So far I have only placed one bottle on its side, everything else is upright. The Nomacorcs ar #9's 1 1/2" long.

I think I will place another one on its side today and see if it leaks.

I appreciate your feedback.

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Nomacorcs crease and leak

Post by blacksheep » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:26 am

I am giving up on Nomacorcs.

I took my Ferrari floor corker brass jaws apart, smoothed out the edges and the contour, and I am still getting creases!

I bought some natural corks, the highest quality that I could find, and they look perfect after running through the corker.

No more Noma, I'm going natural.

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Post by thekid48044 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:45 pm

Good to hear, I have the same corker as you and love it. It has never given me any problems.
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Post by mr.so.brewer » Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:10 pm

Ive heard of similar problems with the Italian floor corkers. I havent heard of the portuages one creasing the corks.

Try wetting the nomacorcs and using them.

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Post by leo » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:12 pm

It's not the fault of the noma corks! thier great corks I have used 2000 of them with the portuages corker and had no proplems. I recently purchased the ferrari corker and it started to pinch the corks causing them to leak. I have been looking into the problem and started retooling plastic jaws with addtional springs to apply even presure if it works I will let you know.

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Post by mr.so.brewer » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:53 pm

Why did you upgrade to the Ferrari might I ask.

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Post by Backglass » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:37 am

I have the Ferrari corker. I have only corked one batch of wine, but it worked fantastic with no creases/leaks/etc. ("aglomerated" corks).
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