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Old 07-13-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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I removed my blow-off tube from my primary, and as I was going to insert the airlock, the rubber stopper fell straight into the beer. I'm not too concerned about the sanitation issue. It sat in star-san for 3 days. What I really want to know is how to get this thing out of my 6.5 gal carboy

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Old 07-13-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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coat hanger

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Old 07-13-2009, 02:50 AM   #3
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It happens all the time! Did you ever see the utube video of how to get a cork out of a wine bottle? It's the same principle. You simply wait until the carboy is empty, then place a plastic grocery bag in the top. Tilt the carboy by laying it on the counter, and get the stopper right up to the neck. Blow into the plastic bag until it "fills" the carboy space like a ballon. Then, pull on it, and the stopper pops right out. I'll see if I can find the utube link, to visualize it. It's easy, and no coat hanger or pliers required (although both work, too).

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Old 07-13-2009, 02:52 AM   #4
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Yea a coat hanger sounds like your best bet.

Are you in Lexington, Kentucky?

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Old 07-13-2009, 02:59 AM   #6
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The grocery bag trick works really well and takes all of 20 seconds to do without any frustration. (I speak from experience. )

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:04 AM   #7
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not to get off topic here, but yooper, that has got to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while, thanks for that

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:11 AM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback guys! I'm from Lexington Ohio ODaniel.

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:14 AM   #9
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Welcome to HBT, and don't worry. Your beer is never ruined.

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:16 AM   #10
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That's right. Accidents just add "character".

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