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Old 04-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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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? ?

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

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

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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...
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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
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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.
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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.

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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.

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



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