I did two brews yesterday. All went well up until I went to put the last bung in the fermenter and....20 minutes later I am still twisting and turning and the bung keeps slipping. Finally, the beer Gods smiled down on me and it stayed down. Long day.
I bought one of those silicone airlocks that have the flap that opens up, and every time I forgot and tried to use it the damn thing gets pushed too far in and stuck in whatever I put it in. Pain in the arse!
Mac: But our shenanigans are cheeky and fun
Thorny: And his shenanigans are cruel and tragic
In a semi-related topic....does anyone know if they sell carboy caps for the round lipped carboys? I've got on that I can use it on, but two have different lids and don't allow the cap to fit. I'd like to start not worrying about these air lock issues.
I tried the paper towel trick, but it still slipped. It felt tight like it was starting to bite, then it would slowely slide up. Slowly driving me insane. My wife was laughing at me and that didnt help either.
I have had the same problem with some of my carboys. I use universal bungs. Don't know what size they are. Solved it by pushing the bung into the neck of the carboy. Applying very slight pressure I let it slip upward until it stops and then hold it there for a few seconds. This give the bung time to reshape and stay in that position.