Stopper - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Stopper

Thread Tools
Old 08-07-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
Jun 2006
Posts: 139

I use a No.10 on my better bottles. What is the best way to install these stoppers. When they are wet from a starsan solution they will not stay in, just keep popping out. I have used buckets in the past so this is the first time I have run into this problem.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
Rick500's Avatar
Jun 2008
Posts: 2,612
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts

I'm just guessing (I don't have a Better Bottle), but maybe you could tape it down until it dries?

Will carboy caps fit on Better Bottles?

Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
ajf's Avatar
Oct 2005
Long Island
Posts: 4,646
Liked 105 Times on 99 Posts

Switch to iodophor. It doesn't have that problem.


Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 09:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
BigKahuna's Avatar
Feb 2008
Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,970
Liked 52 Times on 45 Posts

I sanitize stoppers and carboy necks with VODKA! It's a problem with glass carboys too.
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
The Soft Underbelly
Jan 2008
Joliet, Il
Posts: 218
Liked 9 Times on 2 Posts

not the most sanitary solution but i dry the f-er with a paper towel and haven't had a problem...... yet.......

Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008, 12:44 AM   #6
Sep 2007
Maine, Portland and Beyond.
Posts: 356
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

+1 to drying with a paper towel. I haven’t had a problem yet. Beer is a very durable product, more so then people give it credit for I think.
Melancholy Dog Brewery

Planed: more cider.
Primary: empty
Secondary:Dry hopped amber ale, Does Equis clone.
Keged:Pumpkin spice, wizen.
Bottled: Hard cider, Oaked bourbon vanilla cider, Vanilla Porter.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008, 12:51 AM   #7
Registered User
Dec 2007
Posts: 9,043
Liked 173 Times on 158 Posts

+2, I always dab my stoppers with a paper towel and zero problems.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008, 01:39 AM   #8
Jul 2008
Asheville, NC
Posts: 197

i've taped the stopper on top of both a glass carboy and a better bottle, it keeps it pressed down long until it dries and then doesn't pop up anymore.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stopper question? claphamsa Equipment/Sanitation 4 10-05-2008 09:37 PM
Do you have to use a stopper? Aleforge Equipment/Sanitation 3 04-27-2008 05:26 PM
Hop Stopper davidkrau Equipment/Sanitation 9 05-25-2006 09:32 PM
Stopper M.I.A. machowsk Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 05-10-2006 01:48 AM
Hop Stopper davidkrau All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 13 05-08-2006 09:04 PM

Forum Jump