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Old 12-07-2008, 12:13 AM   #1
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So I just syphoned my wort into my carboy and then pitched my yeast. I put my bung into the top and when I went to push my airlock onto the bung, it well down into the wort. Now I just sanitized the bung so I am not worried about that but what I can do to replace the bung? This thing is going to start fermenting soon and I dont know what to do.


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Old 12-07-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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Whatever you do don't go in after the bung.

Ok, I've got an idea. (assuming that you don't have another bung to stick on there). Take your airlock and put it in the neck of your carboy. Then wrap a solid piece of duct tape around the neck to make an airtight seal between the airlock and the neck. Fermentation shouldn't be too bad till you can get a bung tomorrow at your LHBS. Maybe seran wrap instead of duct tape. I don't know, just make it airtight.


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Old 12-07-2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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LBS is closed tomorrow and I somehow dont have duct tape or atleast I cant find it. I tried seran wrap but once I put the airlock in it, it is no longer airtight.

Note to self - buy extra bungs.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:30 AM   #4
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It doesn't really matter that it's not air tight. As long as the CO2 can escape and nothing can fall in, it will be fine.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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In that case, seran wrap it is. Thanks for the suggestions. Hopefully, this works out because I was really looking forward to this batch.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:39 AM   #7
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How about a plastic cup over the neck of the carboy with a small hole made in it, then the seran wrap and airlock? Just an idea........
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We use Saran Wrap wall the time to seal around our blowoff hose (which we use every time). I'm thinking Saran Wrap over the enclosure with a rubber band, then pinprick it. CO2 will go out but bacteria in dust won't fall in. This will give you time to go get another bung.

As long as you have active fermentation, I wouldn't worry too much about it at all. Outgassing is your friend in this instance.

Check out the universal carboy bungs. I like them quite a bit.
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Sanitized foil? No worry about holding air in, keeps out dust, etc.

Seems like quite a few use foil for starters... your beer is a huge starter...
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foil or plastic wrap and tomarrow go get a blow off tube at home depot tomorrow.


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