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Old 02-22-2009, 04:29 PM   #11
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I never have the problem with Idophor.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:35 PM   #12
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The first time I was making apfelwein I was using a carboy + stopper for the first time. When the stopper didn't stay in place I first it with a time tested method:

I wrapped some duct tape on the outside to hold the stopper in place. Worked like a charm.

 
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #13
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Ive used duct tape to keep them buggers on. If you can't get anything else to work, then give that a shot.
VERY BAD idea...especially if you get a lot of kreusen. Kreusen can clog the airlock. If you tape it on the neck the "weak link" becomes the walls of the carboy and any pressure built up inside can blow the sides off...
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:03 PM   #14
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VERY BAD idea...especially if you get a lot of kreusen. Kreusen can clog the airlock. If you tape it on the neck the "weak link" becomes the walls of the carboy and any pressure built up inside can blow the sides off...
Are you speaking from experience Bill?
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:09 PM   #15
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I have found that once you can get it to stay in and stay there for a day or so, the stopper's shape conforms to the carboy and you won't have the problem with that stopper anymore. The other day I used a rubber band to hold one down.

 
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:18 PM   #16
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Are you speaking from experience Bill?
No...I've never broken a carboy... and I've been using them since 1994.

I just used logic...pressure has to go "somewhere"...
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