Disgorging

I tried once again today to disgorge a few of bottles after secondary ferme ntation, riddling, and disgorging, meeting with mixed success. I salted cr ushed ice and put the sediment-laden caped ends of the bottle into them to freeze. Some did but some didn't freeze totally. I got most of the sediment out of the ones that didn't freeze so well, but wondered if anyone has any tips or special tricks for disgorging.
Paul
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pintiha

mentation, riddling, and disgorging, meeting with mixed success. I salted crushed ice and put the sediment-laden caped ends of the bottle into them t o freeze. Some did but some didn't freeze totally. I got most of the sedime nt out of the ones that didn't freeze so well, but wondered if anyone has a ny tips or special tricks for disgorging.
I also had mixed success with ice and salt. I did better by putting the rid dled bottles upside down in the freezer compartment of the family refrigera tor. The neck froze first, and disgorging was much more successful. Still n ot an ideal situation though, my family preferred food in the freezer! Finally I salvaged a small chest freezer, fitted it with a stainless steel trough ex salvaged kitchen sink, filled with propylene glycol/water mix. An old soda pop crate holds the bottles steady and the net result is reliable disgorging every time, provided that the bottles are pre-chilled to around zero Celsius. Hope this helps, Richard
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w3bbi3

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