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Old 08-07-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
Jun 2006
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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.

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Old 08-07-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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Switch to iodophor. It doesn't have that problem.


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Old 08-07-2008, 09:10 PM   #4
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I sanitize stoppers and carboy necks with VODKA! It's a problem with glass carboys too.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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not the most sanitary solution but i dry the f-er with a paper towel and haven't had a problem...... yet.......

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:44 AM   #6
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+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.
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:51 AM   #7
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+2, I always dab my stoppers with a paper towel and zero problems.

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Old 08-08-2008, 01:39 AM   #8
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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.

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