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Old 02-11-2010, 01:21 AM   #11
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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/carbo...n-carboys.html

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Old 02-11-2010, 03:56 AM   #12
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never been to midwest before. ill definitely be ordering from them in the very near future.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:36 AM   #13
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I dont think that is a valid reason to hate secondaries, and it is an easy problem to fix. as people have said make sure the bung is dry and its works great, the short time the beer was even exposed to air, if it even was will most likely have no effect on your brew and just seems like needless worry
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:40 AM   #14
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+1 on starsan being slippery. I have the exact same thing with my better bottle and stopper. I just set it on top then come back in an hour or so when it's tried and push it down. Problem solved. Has nothing to do with secondary. If you did a primary with the same setup, you'd get the same thing happening.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:45 AM   #15
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just because SS is slippery don't talk SWMBO in to using it as

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #16
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I had the same problems with the universal and sold bungs. Both would work their way out too often.

So i bought the carboy caps on someones recommendation. The problem I had with those is that they didn't form an air tight seal. While primary fermentation was going on there was no air lock movement, if I squeezed the cap tight around the carboy lip, it would immediately start bubbling.

So, now I use carboy caps and zip tie everyone of them in place and have had no problems since.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:08 PM   #17
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I like the duck tape idea. If it can't be fixed with a little or lot of duck tape, it can't be fixed!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:39 PM   #18
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I sure hope this little 2 minutes of open top, or semi open top doesn't ruin my batch. I wouldnt normally care if my fermenter lid was off too long, since there is that nice bed of CO2 ontop, but I am a little nervous now.
If you think about it the short time you exposed your beer to air is the equivalent of taking a sample for a gravity reading. I wouldn't sweat it, it is going to be a tasty dubbel.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #19
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The duct tape was spur of the moment. While cursing, and turning my head up to curse at the beer gods, I saw the roll of duct tape above me on a shelf. I agree that if ya can't duct it, [email protected] it... I might not hate secondary now, knowing that I can remedy this problem next time, without the use of duct tape...
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:41 PM   #20
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While cursing, and turning my head up to curse at the beer gods, I saw the roll of duct tape above me on a shelf...
See, they *are* looking out for you...
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