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Old 01-01-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default So much for the bung and air lock

Tried to replace the blowoff hose to insert a bung and airlock to free the hose for my my next brew but the stupid starsan is too slippery for the bung to stay in place. Tin foil I guess?


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Old 01-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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I usually just blot the bung dry with a clean paper towel before inserting it.


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Old 01-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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I could try that but I want to stay as sani-fresh as possible.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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use tin foil or plastic wrap and a rubber band. i had to do that once.
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I have had to use tin foil as well.

It works fine
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if its a glass vessel I usually just put a torch to it to dry off any liquid.

Be advised that glass rapidly changing temperature likes to shatter. And water is an EXCELLENT conductor or heat.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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I've been using a clean papertowel to dry both the bung and the carboy opening for many years. Otherwise, the stopper slips up.
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I tape it down, when the starsan dries it's cemented in place. Takes half a day or so.
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It is better that it slips out than what I had happen recently. I was having trouble getting it to stay in place because of the slippery star san. I pushed a little too hard and the stopper ended up in the carboy. DOH.

Luckily I had a spare.
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I use the tape-it-in-place method as well and it seems to work fine. Just yesterday, though, I transferred two beers to the secondary carboys. I tried a little different method and let the bungs sanitize for a while then, set them on a paper towel, bottom side up, to dry for a bit. They locked right in place.


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