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Offline mmmaibock

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Blichmann beer gun stopper issue
« on: January 01, 2013, 11:02:28 PM »
I just used my beer gun for the first time.  Four times, as I set the gun into a sterilized pitcher to arrange bottles, the rubber stopper at the tip came off.  It was assembled correctly, inserting the tip through the slot in the stopper.  Any ideas?  I lost a lot of beer and worry about losing the stopper in a bottle.  Is there an adhesive that would be safe to use?

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Blichmann beer gun stopper issue
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 12:29:32 AM »
Inspect the stopper closely.  Is it torn?

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Re: Blichmann beer gun stopper issue
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
Inspect the stopper closely.  Is it torn?

That happened to me.  Just replaced it.  Brand new it should be good though.

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Re: Blichmann beer gun stopper issue
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 10:51:56 AM »
I just used my beer gun for the first time.  Four times, as I set the gun into a sterilized pitcher to arrange bottles, the rubber stopper at the tip came off.  It was assembled correctly, inserting the tip through the slot in the stopper.  Any ideas?  I lost a lot of beer and worry about losing the stopper in a bottle.  Is there an adhesive that would be safe to use?

When I first got my beer gun, my stopper came off a few times as well.  Like you, I was concerned about losing it, so I quickly ordered two replacements.  Three years later, the two replacements are still in my accessary drawer.  (but somehow I feel better, knowing they are there)  I don't know why it stopped falling off, but it did.  Although it's so small, I do fear losing it when I disasemble for cleaning.


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Re: Blichmann beer gun stopper issue
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 01:16:56 PM »
It has happened to me a couple times, too.  I have to remember not to bump it at all.
Finding it in the bottom of a beer bottle sucks.
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Re: Blichmann beer gun stopper issue
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 08:43:09 PM »
I had the same issue. I put a miniscule bend on the tab the stopper fits on and it hasn't happened since.

Water is so much better when it's mixed with barley, hops, and yeast.