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Old 10-11-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
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the end of my bottling wand (the end that goes into the bottle) has a bit of hops stuck in it and it's really slowing down the beer flow. Any easy way to get that out? I'm not sure if that plastic tip is suppose to come off or not.

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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This happened to me. I simply slid off the plastic tip at the end of the wand, cleaned it, and placed it back on. Be careful as you do this that the springy thing doesn't shoot out and get lost.

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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ok, thanks. I wasn't sure if that end was meant to come off and I didn't want to break it.

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Old 10-11-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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The tip should slide off. Its probably not a terrible idea to disassemble it for sanitation before each use. Someone chime in if thats overkill, but it makes me feel better.

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They should come apart. But be careful, there is a really small spring in there that will come out and if your not watching it, it will "disappear."

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Old 10-15-2006, 01:08 AM   #6
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Turkey baster, suck water backwards? With wand in a bottle full of water to trigger the valve.

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