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Old 11-19-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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I buy universal bungs... you might know.. the ones that don't fall in because they have a lip.

These bungs have a 'predrilled hole'. Not sure who drilled that hole before I got it, but there it is, a hole. Then, I insert into bung hole either a blowoff tube or an airlock. Now, the airlock will most likely widen that hole to the point where the blowoff is no longer being satisfied with the air tightness of the hole. This is because the airlock stem is winder and stiffer than the blow off tube. So the bunghole can only be used with the airlock. It is not longer an acceptable piece of early fermentation blowoff session.

Once I upgrade my secondaries, I will no longer need to slut my bungs with airlocks and hence have an exclusive inventory of blowoffs-friendly virgins, which should be a nice thing.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Yeah,weell,that's the rub isn't it? A loose bung hole isn't an enjoyable thing! I use a piece cut off from an old "S" type airlock in one end of the blow off tube to insert into the hole,the other end in a jug 1/3 full of water with a splash of starsan. Nice tight holes always...
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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I like to grease my bung hole with a little star san to make penetration easier.....
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I quit doin that mostly. Just twist & shove that sucker in! OOOOOGAAAH!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:05 AM   #5
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I'm just glad I placed this one in the Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling area.

 
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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Do you have T.P. for my bunghole? I would hate for my holio to get polio.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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My people are poor! They have no bungholes!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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Sounds like you're not using the right OD size tubing in the bunghole anymore... If you're using the same stopper in the bunghole (that I've used before ) then it's a formed item, not 'drilled'... Far easier to mass produce the bungholes if they come off an assembly line ready to have things jammed into them. The ones that are without holes are the freaks.

BTW, I would always use the same tubing for a racking cane (3/8" cane OD) for those blow-off tubes. Since I've upgraded to my SS fittings, I use 1/2" ID tubing for blow-off hoses.

No one like a slippy/sloppy bunghole.

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Why not just employ a bunghole reemer on a tight bunghole?
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Why not just employ a bunghole reemer on a tight bunghole?
Is that the title on your business card???

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