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Old 06-12-2007, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Rubber stopper stuck in carboy

Hello all!
How do I get my rubber stopper out of a glass carboy?
Ive tried pulling it out with a needle nose plier. Its a pain to get these out.

Thanks again,
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:03 AM   #2
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Start naming all your beers "Rubber Stopper APA" or the like.

And don't push the things in to begin with and use stoppers that are the right size and can't be pushed in. As for getting it out.. well, that I can't help you with.

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Old 06-12-2007, 04:11 AM   #3
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you freakin' amaze me man.

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Coat hanger.

Then look into carboy caps.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=2910&highlight=carboy+caps

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Place a dish towel half way into the neck of the carboy. While holding the dish towel, turn the carboy upside down so that the stopper falls into the neck, in between the glass and the towel. Now when you pull the towel out the stopper will come with it. Works like a charm!

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Drink at least a six pack of your favorite beer. Bring the carboy up to the roof. Do a quick scan for anyone below you. Drop the carboy when the coast is clear. Go downstairs and collect your stopper. Clean up the rest before SWMBO catches you. If you're ambitious, save the pieces and try to glue them back together with some epoxy.

Or use johnsma's towel technique. It doesn't sound as fun.

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Old 06-12-2007, 05:41 AM   #7
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Place a dish towel half way into the neck of the carboy. While holding the dish towel, turn the carboy upside down so that the stopper falls into the neck, in between the glass and the towel. Now when you pull the towel out the stopper will come with it. Works like a charm!

Also a good party trick with a wine bottle and a cork. Just make sure the cork hasn't swelled too much when you try to pound it in.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:56 AM   #8
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Once you get that stopper out, do youself a favor and get the next size up or even 2 sizes bigger.. as long as the bottom part of the taper fit's the hole. Less chance of that happening again.

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This video shows how to remove a cork from a bottle, but it works with carboys, too:

http://www.break.com/index/remove_a_cork_from_the_wine_bottle.html

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This video shows how to remove a cork from a bottle, but it works with carboys, too:

http://www.break.com/index/remove_a_cork_from_the_wine_bottle.html
That was awesome. Thanks.
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