You may have the bottles but in a recent news bulletin in the uk, it stated that
were just as abdicate. You could use plastic bottles to the same affect if not
Thanks for all the responses. 29mm sounds like exactly what I need, the
26mm from my beer bottles are just a little too small. Strange though, most
of my champagne bottles are domestic, usually I get Cooks, as it is the
cheapest and I am just trying to build up a stock of empties. Oh well,
> Dear all,
> I have recently started making my own sparkling wines, but cannot find
> crown caps ( ie beer bottle caps) that fit my empty champagne bottles. I
> have been using wire down stoppers, but I think crown caps would be much
> easier for the disgorgement process. The crown caps I have for beer
> are just a little bit too small for the champagne bottles. Anyone have
> suggestions or any experience with this? Thanks.
I went through the same process trying to get a decent collection
of champagne bottles. (Mead, cider, cyser, sparkling wine and
soda.) I did not like the punt (sp?) on the bottles from my LHBS
and wanted the 'high style' of 'good' bottles. A bottle or 2 from
special occasions would not get it for me. I went to a local
caterer (weddings et. al.) and begged for bottles from their
events. Wow, what a hit. I got cases of bottles, for free... Most
were the 29mm tops and I has to discover a source for the caps..
Thus my recommendation to you.. I got my LHBS to carry the
item and am a happy camper today. My floor capper has the
capability for both types of caps now...
"Bryan M. Everitt" wrote in message ...
> Thanks for all the responses. 29mm sounds like exactly what I need, the
> 26mm from my beer bottles are just a little too small. Strange though, most
> of my champagne bottles are domestic, usually I get Cooks, as it is the
> cheapest and I am just trying to build up a stock of empties. Oh well,
> thanks again.