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Old 06-25-2014, 05:03 PM   #11
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The ghetto-rig is awesome but I now only buy universal stoppers. Wet or dry they sit in very well in all of my better bottles (or bubbler brand).

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Old 06-25-2014, 05:07 PM   #12
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My solution is once you're done sanitizing the stopper, shake it a few times, put it in place and hold it in place for like a min and it will stay put.

At least for me it does.

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Old 06-25-2014, 06:26 PM   #13
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That happens all the time!

Just take a clean paper towel, and dry the stopper, and dry the inside of the carboy neck, and once it's dry the stopper will stay put.
^^This^^

Although, I sometimes secure it with white hockey tape since I'm paranoid. Stoppers/caps with one gallon jugs have proven to be a PITA.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:55 PM   #14
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I hated this problem, so I bought several of the orange carboy caps that slip on the outside- works much better in my opinon! ALso works on glass and better Bottles, so it's much more interchangeable.
THIS seems like the only real way to do it. Next time I'm in the LHBS I'm going to pick up a couple of these.

The stoppers that they say won't slip do btw.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:16 PM   #15
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In the past I've turned to that fix-all tool: duct tape.

Over the outside, of course.

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Old 06-25-2014, 09:27 PM   #16
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Sometimes I will jam the stopper down without the airlock in it and once stuffed down then I'll put the airlock in. This way just lets the bung compress more before inserting airlock.
Like Yooper said though, its easy to dry both parts and your off to the races

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Sometimes I will jam the stopper down without the airlock in it and once stuffed down then I'll put the airlock in. This way just lets the bung compress more before inserting airlock.
Like Yooper said though, its easy to dry both parts and your off to the races
I just never liked cleaning and sanitizing something, then rubbing it off with potentially dirty paper towels. Makes more sense to be able to just clean and sanitize an orange cap and pop it on- never need to worry about it again- they're also useable with blowoff tubes, and when you're done with the blowoff, just pop an airlock in there- no need to even remove the orange cap.
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Duck tape it down !


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Old 06-26-2014, 03:08 AM   #19
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That's what she said.

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I just grab some safety wire, wrap it around the neck and over the top, and call it good. Problem. Solved.

I have read some concerns about the blowoff tube getting clogged and then the carboy blowing up. Never had that happen. Figure if it does, that beer just wasn't meant to be.

Giving a Green Tea IIPA a go in this bad boy which is bubbling away in my fermentation chamber as I type.....

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