New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Wiping my bunghole!?!?!




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
BadgerBrigade
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Monterey, Ca
Posts: 951
Liked 46 Times on 42 Posts

Default

What a fantastic title!
But seriously folks, Once I add juice to my glass carboy the inside of the neck gets wet... Is it safe (bacteria wise) to wipe this down the inside of the neck with a paper towel before I stick the rubber bung in? I need to have the inside of the neck dry so the rubber bung will not slip its way out but I don't think paper towels are sterile? ?



__________________
Carboy1: Hopped Cider
Carboy2: Pear
Carboy3: Seasonal Cider
Bottled: Cream Soda
Still On Deck: Graff Cider
BadgerBrigade is offline
Jayhem Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
cfonnes
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 915
Liked 59 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

If you are worried about it dip a rag in star san and wipe that nasty old bung hole with that.



__________________
cfonnes is offline
justkev52 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
unionrdr
Gotta home brew jones
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 26,577
Liked 1662 Times on 1467 Posts
Likes Given: 1138

Default

Uh huh huh,huh,...he said bunghole...I'd use starsan on that dirty bugger.

__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
BadgerBrigade
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Monterey, Ca
Posts: 951
Liked 46 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cfonnes
If you are worried about it dip a rag in star san and wipe that nasty old bung hole with that.
Yes but then the surface is wet with starsan and not dry and the rubber bung will slip up out of the neck of the carboy...
__________________
Carboy1: Hopped Cider
Carboy2: Pear
Carboy3: Seasonal Cider
Bottled: Cream Soda
Still On Deck: Graff Cider
BadgerBrigade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 12:53 AM   #5
BadgerBrigade
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Monterey, Ca
Posts: 951
Liked 46 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr
Uh huh huh,huh,...he said bunghole...I'd use starsan on that dirty bugger.
I need the inside of the neck dry so the bung will grip, If I use any liquid the neck will be wet and the rubber bung will slip out
__________________
Carboy1: Hopped Cider
Carboy2: Pear
Carboy3: Seasonal Cider
Bottled: Cream Soda
Still On Deck: Graff Cider
BadgerBrigade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #6
Nightshade
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,394
Liked 185 Times on 142 Posts
Likes Given: 199

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BadgerBrigade View Post
Yes but then the surface is wet with starsan and not dry and the rubber bung will slip up out of the neck of the carboy...
So let me see if I get the gist of this conversation....

You want to wipe your bunghole but don't want contamination, if you wipe your bunghole with starsan then your plug will slip right out, but if you don't then you risk a dirty contaminated bunghole and your plug stays put.

Sounds dirty when yiu type it out....I would take a clean paper towel and wipe it and quit worrying about my bunghole.
__________________

Catch the next Triple Barrel Brewcast Broadcasting now 4/1/13 tune in and enjoy
Twitter: @3bblcast

Nightshade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 12:59 AM   #7
MattyCascarillo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: , NM
Posts: 17
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I had a similar slimy bunghole problem in the past... really. I realized the solution was using distilled water with the star san, rather than any other type of water. Not sure if that's your problem, but now now my airlocks stay put without incident. Also, I used the distilled h2o with star san in a spray bottle before plugging my bunghole.

This thread seems so dirty.... better spray myself with some star san... eww.

__________________
MattyCascarillo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 01:04 AM   #8
jonmohno
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
Posts: 5,779
Liked 402 Times on 356 Posts
Likes Given: 1156

Default

I do isoproponol wipe or idophor sprayed paper towel, as long as the plug is saturated and sanitized good you should be good to go. And Im talking about my carboy bunghole not mine.

Its probably best to keep your bunghole clean.

I think I know what your talking about though, I used a regular plug with hole on my carboy once and kept slipping-out( I was like WTF?), you need one of those hollowed out plugs,they dont seem to slip out. If you have a carboy cleaner that attaches to a drill,they come with those type plugs,although you can get them seperatley also for less than a buck.

__________________
jonmohno is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 01:04 AM   #9
Nightshade
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,394
Liked 185 Times on 142 Posts
Likes Given: 199

Default

Btw in the future stick a clean funnel in your bunghole then pour addition through funnel...no more slimy bunghole issues.



Ok thats it I can't type without laughing maniacally anymore

__________________

Catch the next Triple Barrel Brewcast Broadcasting now 4/1/13 tune in and enjoy
Twitter: @3bblcast

Nightshade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 01:05 AM   #10
brewinchef_fairfax
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brewinchef_fairfax's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 197
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts

Default

"I need TP for my bunghole"
- Cornholio



__________________
brewinchef_fairfax is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sanke keg with bunghole. Err... $30 TXCrash For Sale 3 02-09-2014 02:30 AM
I have a problem with my BUNGHOLE! Any help? BadgerBrigade Cider Forum 13 03-08-2013 04:52 AM
Bunghole Maturity opus345 Equipment/Sanitation 4 05-19-2012 10:41 PM