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Old 07-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Slippery bung syndrome

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.



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Old 07-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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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!



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Old 07-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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I started to lose it and almost lost the bung in the neck. All at once instead of pushing it out, i pushed too far and it tried to suck it all the way in. I was at my wits end.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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I was thinking about going that route too. I will look into it.

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may seem too obvious of suggestion but did you try to wipe dry with a paper towel a bung and carboy neck?

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may seem too obvious of suggestion but did you try to wipe dry with a paper towel a bung and carboy neck?
That's what I do. If you worried about it not being sanitized at that point you can put it in a sanitized jar and let it drip dry for a minute.
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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.

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Sounds like a job for duct tape.

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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.



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