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Old 02-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Is there a trick to filling up the small cup? For the life of me I can't get fluid into it...
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:22 AM   #2
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Loosen the cap above the chamber a little bit to break the air lock (keep the other cap tightly closed). Then squeeze slowly and the chamber should fill...

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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Is there a trick to filling up the small cup? For the life of me I can't get fluid into it...
Take the lid off, hold the bottle upright, squeeze.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #4
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You should just have to remove the cap to allow air to escape and squeeze it until the desired amount fills the cup.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:46 AM   #5
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You will need 2 paperclips, some duct tap and to loosen the cap over the measuring chamber.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:55 AM   #6
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Is there a trick to filling up the small cup? For the life of me I can't get fluid into it...
Same thing happened to me the first time I used it. Day tripper is right.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:28 AM   #7
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You will need 2 paperclips, some duct tap and to loosen the cap over the measuring chamber.
What, no chewing gum?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:50 AM   #8
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What, no chewing gum?
No, but an avocado helps immensely in some cases
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:57 AM   #9
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What? You forgot to buy a mini auto-siphon to transfer from one chamber to the other?

Sorry, had to. You're answer is above.

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:01 AM   #10
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I use Iodophor so this may not apply but I stole a syringe from my daughter's toddler medicine to measure out really small liquid volumes, it works great. Naturally, I didn't put the syringe back in the medicine cabinet, but in my brewing gear.
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