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Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm not the only guy with bung hole issues...

This is so typical "me" if it can go wrong it will go wrong. In case you missed yesterday's post, I accidentally plunged my bug into the murky depths of my secondary. The saga of "Franken-beer" continues...

I actually did something similar on my very first batch of beer with the seal around the airlock hole in my old bucket fermenter. Murphy's law has nothing on Bryon's law...

But I did some searching and found this thread on beer advocate, regarding problems other folks have had with their "bung holes", apparently it's not as odd, nor is it as big a deal as I thought...

HELP!!! Stopper stuck inside carboy!

In teaching my wife to brew, she jammed the stopper into the carboy so hard it just plunked into the carboy and wort. I just covered with foil and will let this beer ferment out. The stopper was sanitized, but should I worry about off flavors as a result of the rubber? Also, how the hell do I get this thing out???

How many folks think this guy is just using his wife as a scape goat? LOL! The good thing is, a number of folks responded to this guy and have faced the very same issue. Sounds like my brew isn't in any real danger, and I think the following youtube clip may hold the answer to my issues.



She almost had it, and I'm pretty sure, I can use this method to get the stopper out of the secondary after I'm done with this batch... Stay tuned, and feel free to mock me via the comments... ;-)

4 comments:

  1. I had the same issue the first time I did a secondary fermentation. The youtube video is the method that I used to get the stopper out of the carboy, except that I used a thin cloth instead of a plastic bag. It took several tries, but I found it easier than using a metal hanger.

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  2. P.S. Here is a handy make at home device for fermenting you beer at a consistant temp. Especially useful during the hot summer months.
    http://home.elp.rr.com/brewbeer/chiller/chiller.PDF
    I'm in the process of building on myself.

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  3. Thanks Throckmorton...
    I clicked on your blog, but there's no content yet... Will you be developing your site?
    that chiller looks interesting, I'll consider it for the future... You should blog about your attempt at building it.

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  4. That will be my first entry. Good luck with your Octoberfest! I'm just getting back into the homebrew after several years hiatus. The fermentation chiller is a must in the southeast.

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