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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food how do you deal with this disaster??
how do you deal with this disaster??
talo ka
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 451
From: tampa, fla
Posted: 2009-12-16 12:56 pm   Permalink

i was opening a new bottle of pyrat XO today and the cork broke off right at the mouth of the bottle. i broke out the corkscrew and removed it. my question is, now that the cork has been penertrated by the corksrew should i use it or put this in a decanter? i am concerend that rum could be affected by not having the good seal. help me save this fine rum.

 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Posts: 434
From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2009-12-16 1:03 pm   Permalink

Once upon a time, fruit flies found their way into my (very expensive) bottle of Carpano vermouth ...I would definitely decant, or at least get a fresh cork!

 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 1834
From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2009-12-16 1:20 pm   Permalink

You should be able to get spare corks at liquor stores, kitchen stores, etc. They're often tapered so that they'll fit several bottle sizes.

 
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2009-12-16 1:56 pm   Permalink

You could use the cork from your last bottle of Pyrat as a replacement.....

Or a similar sized cork from some other empty bottle.



 
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talo ka
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
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From: tampa, fla
Posted: 2009-12-16 2:07 pm   Permalink

all good suggestion. my wife says i should just man up and kill the bottle.

 
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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2009-12-16 3:02 pm   Permalink

Your wife is my kinda gal.

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5044
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-12-18 08:24 am   Permalink

The only issue is the fruit flies. Cover it and it's good. A cork is not required. A pour spout with a sealing flap will do to keep bugs out.

 
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2009-12-18 08:28 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-12-16 14:07, talo ka wrote:
all good suggestion. my wife says i should just man up and kill the bottle.



Best advice Evah!


 
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Carmine Verandah
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Joined: Oct 23, 2007
Posts: 107
From: Denver area
Posted: 2009-12-21 7:16 pm   Permalink

If concern is that the rum will get stale, get one of those wine vacuum-thingies from a good alcohol emporium, pump out the air and stick in one of those stoppers that keep the air out.

 
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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 425
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2009-12-21 7:21 pm   Permalink

I remember waaaaayyyyy back in my first rum-drinking days having a bottle of Screech Newfoundland rum that I had lost the cap for.
Being that I have a "eh, whatever..." attitude I just left it open and after a few months I noticed it had accrued a fruit-fly float.
Harking back to my attitude, I merely strained out the flies & surmised that the alcohol content would have long taken care of any germ-issues present upon the bugs' arrival and kept up with the drinks. Not to disparage my Eastern Canuck brothers, but it was Screech, and the fly-infusion didn't seem to make a taste-difference...

Like I said, WAY back.



 
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Rum Connection
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Joined: Oct 06, 2008
Posts: 40
Posted: 2010-01-03 07:30 am   Permalink

I usually keep the corks and toppers from most bottles of spirits I consume. That way, when a cork malfunctions, I've got a nice replacement at the ready.



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-02-10 9:59 pm   Permalink

a liitle over the top, I know....sorry.

[ This Message was edited by: Atomic Tiki Punk 2010-02-16 14:02 ]


 
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