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Thread: Corks

  1. #1
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    Default Corks

    Can synthetic corks be reused? I have a ton of them that were given to me along with the natural ones. I am using the natural corks for a project. I hate to throw the others away & not sure if they can be recycled.
    "The greatest threat is our own staggering ignorance and cavalier treatment of the natural world to which we belong."

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    Default Re: Corks

    If they have a hole thru them from being used, wouldn't they leak or at least allow enough oxygen in to ruin your wine? I think this falls under the pound safe and penny foolish test.

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    Default Re: Corks

    As long as they havent been drilled completely threw with a corkscrew they should be OK. You might want to sanitize them by soaking in a little bleach water solution. Dont ask me how I know, but synthetic corks will melt if you try to sanitize with boiling water.

    Anyway as Vance said, why bother. New corks are cheap enough.
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