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Old 07-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Rubber stopper now inside carboy!!!

Subject says it all. I used too hard and my rubber stopper is now at the bottom of about 3 gallons of wine snide my 5 gallon carboy. I don't cate about saving the wine, or the stopper, but I do very much care about saving my carboy. Any easy way to get this stopper out?

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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I had this problem once and got it out successfully. I don't recall where I read this method (probably here somewhere!), but what you do is stuff a plastic bag, like wal-mart grocery bag, down in the carboy and maneuver the stopper into the bag then pull the whole thing out. I imagine if the bag tore then just try again with a thicker bag or maybe double bag it. Good luck!

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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Here's a video how-to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j7q2oGQQhI&feature=player_embedded#!

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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I had the same thing happen. Used the bag to get it out. Now I use Musting caps and don't have a worry.
http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/Musting-Cap-with-Airlock-Holder.html

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