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Old 12-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Rubber stopper smell

So I've been doing lots of experimental batches in 1 gallon jugs and have been using rubber stoppers with airlocks purchased from NB. The new stoppers have a really strong rubbery smell and when I recently bottled one of the batches the smell transferred to the cider. I'm hoping this ages out but how do I get rid of this smell o begin with from the stopper? I've tried running it under hot water hoping that would do something, but nada. Any ideas?

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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Fine Vine Wines sells a Silicone universal stoppers dont smell like rubber, not sure if they have the right size for your jug, I tried one an a gallon jug today with that fits a #8.5 rubber stopper and it was to small. I use them for making wine, tossed out the rubber stoppers. WVMJ
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