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Old 12-23-2008, 07:14 AM   #1
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hey all,
I am new to the forum so please forgive me if this has been posted before(search produced no results); has anyone used a carboy cap with a tube in sanatizer as opposed to an airlock? I bought the wrong stopper so this was an"improvise and overcome" thought....Thanks

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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hey all,
I am new to the forum so please forgive me if this has been posted before(search produced no results); has anyone used a carboy cap with a tube in sanatizer as opposed to an airlock? I bought the wrong stopper so this was an"improvise and overcome" thought....Thanks
It will work fine.

I don't bother with stoppers any more, carboy caps are easier and more versatile. The orange ones fit Better Bottles perfectly.
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The orange one is loose on my BB. The red one is a little hard to get on but it fits tight.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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Carboy caps are great, I love to push beer from the carboy to the keg with a racking cane. Closed system and no air getting in during transfer you got to love that.

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The orange caps are loose on my BB's... I use a zip tie tighten things down.

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Some are loose and some are tight. My red one tends to be tighter than my orange ones. However, you don't need an air tight "stopper" on the carboy, so a cap should work just fine.

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i only use the red ones on bb. they fit better.

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So are there different manufacturers of these caps? I've got six orange ones, and they all fit very snugly on my better bottles, definitely airtight.

There must be wide tolerances on these things, although it's strange I have six that fit tightly.

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Old 12-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #9
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Thanks to all for the answers; the one I have is orange and fits tightly around my bb carboy. I am returning to brewing after an 8 year hiatus so I am learning all kinds of new stuff. (star san, no secondary on ales, siphoning help) I also want to thank the forum, I have been reading the last couple days and have learned a lot, Thx.

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