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Here is the run down: I have a 6 gallon batch of pinot grigio that I have fermenting and a 6 gallon batch of summer saison that is also nearing completion. I am looking to upgrade my bottling process for beer and I also need to buy a corker for my wine.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what corker/capper to buy? Is going with a dual purpose topper a good idea? Any input would be GREATLY appreciated, much of the amazon toppers don't have many reviews, aside from the handheld cappers

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My wife and I just order this floor corker from Northern Brewer.

We'll be corking up some Australian Shiraz. I plan to use it for some high gravity Belgians I brew up occasionally too.

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I have looked at these but i have not heard what ppl say about them. Let me know if that one works well and better yet if it can be used as a bottle capper as well. – Mutmatt Sep 15 '12 at 15:36
I bought this one because I saw plenty of reviews that it was good. And I saw it in action at my LHBS. Its the corker that most people upgrade to from the cheaper starter corkers most new wine bottlers get. – brewchez Sep 16 '12 at 11:40
I recently bought this one as well to cork our first wine, I will check back to let everyone know how it works. – Mutmatt Sep 21 '12 at 14:05
To follow this up, I received my corker and it was a biggin'! We also bottled with it this passed weekend... I don't know how or why anyone would use anything BUT a floor corker. +1 for that product. I know this didn't necessarily answer the beer capper question but the corker for sure is useful! – Mutmatt Oct 11 '12 at 19:52

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