- posted 12 years ago
When bottling wine and you have some left over that will not fill a bottle, what do you do with it?
We've been making wine for a few months from a variety of kits. Some are for a demijohn, some require one of MY beer making bins (the "30 bottle" kits). Despite following instructions closely there is never enough in a demijohn to fill 6 bottles and 30 bottles is usually just over 27.
What do you do about this?
What do you do with the odd half bottle left over after filling five from a demijohn? I know sometimes it is OK to drink but they're usually rough as old boots at this point.
I ask because I have had an idea - which is usually a bad sign. I do the beer making, my wife does the wine. I have a bunch of beer bottles in a wide variety of sizes from 250 ml to 660 ml. BUT, these require a crown cork cap. What would happen if you bottled wine in a crown cork capped bottle? Would it matter at all? Has anyone tried it? Will the wine age OK? Presumably lying the bottle down to keep the cork wet is irrelevant (and might rust the crown cork?)