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best way to bottle and cork vodka infusions

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bsrh Feb 28, 2011 01:20 PM

Some of our fruit infusions are being offered at a charity auction. I have been advised by someone with lots of experience that cork is the best solution, and that groelsch, Kepit, or fliptop with gasket bottles both leak air and lead to spoilage.
our target audience is unlikely to drink it all at once. in fact, they are likely to drink it over several months.
Anyone have an advice on how to cork/close it so we can promise a shelf life of a few months. we will be using 3/4 liter wine bottles.
thanks

  1. Delucacheesemonger Mar 7, 2011 05:37 AM

    When l made them, boiling water to cover for a while in the bottles then stuffed an old cork into filled bottle, never failed that l know of.

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      bsrh Mar 7, 2011 06:49 AM

      thanks. that's reassuring to hear.

    2. JMF Mar 6, 2011 08:35 AM

      You may want to check out the legality of auctioning off those infusions. It is illegal to make infusions in many states, and definitely illegal to sell them in all states.

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        bsrh Mar 7, 2011 06:48 AM

        will do.

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        pthaloearth Feb 28, 2011 02:20 PM

        grolsch bottles work for carbonated beer I don't see why they wouldn't work here.

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