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Old 04-27-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Carboy cap or drilled bung????

This may be a stupid question but here I go. Is there any benefit to having a drilled bung or stopper as opposed to having a 2 hole carboy cap?? I've got both and have noticed that with the stopper, during fermentation, the stopper will rise a bit. I now have a couple of caps for my 6.5 fermentors and am going to give one a try on my brew this weekend. From what I understand about the topic, which is limited, the cap gives you the option of having a blow off tube if needed where the stopper will not.
Anything other than that??
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:31 PM   #2
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You can also use carboy caps as part of a siphon set-up.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=2910

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This may be a stupid question but here I go. Is there any benefit to having a drilled bung or stopper as opposed to having a 2 hole carboy cap?? I've got both and have noticed that with the stopper, during fermentation, the stopper will rise a bit. I now have a couple of caps for my 6.5 fermentors and am going to give one a try on my brew this weekend. From what I understand about the topic, which is limited, the cap gives you the option of having a blow off tube if needed where the stopper will not.
Anything other than that??
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:11 AM   #3
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Nice post. Thanks for the info.

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Old 04-28-2007, 04:15 AM   #4
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Some people manage to push the drilled bungs all the way into the carboy. I suspect they could be using too small a bung, but you definitely won't have that problem with the cap.

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Some people manage to push the drilled bungs all the way into the carboy. I suspect they could be using too small a bung, but you definitely won't have that problem with the cap.

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I had to laugh at this because I actually ripped the ferm lock out of the bung it was wedged so tight into the carboy. I'm leaning toward using caps, they seem easier and more accomodating.
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