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Can't get my cork bung into my demi-john

 
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foggy



Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 343
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 13 5:22 pm    Post subject: Can't get my cork bung into my demi-john Reply with quote
    

So I've a few rubber bungs that I've always used, but I received some cork bungs along with airlocks recently.

Having trouble fitting them into the demi-johns, they just seem that bit too large. Anyone have any tips to get them in, or are they just too big?

Ta,

Foggy

Spider



Joined: 17 Apr 2013
Posts: 129
Location: Rhondda Valleys....Welshland
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 13 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Could try soaking them for a few hours in hot water to soften, thats what I used to do with bottle corks...hope it works

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 39871
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 13 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

soak and roll under a board using a foot and body weight

foggy



Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 343
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 13 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Just soaking and use of a soft mallet worked a treat thanks!

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 13 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They use a bit of pig fat here, it helps form the seal.

1000seeds



Joined: 21 Aug 2011
Posts: 76
Location: Garden of England
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 13 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Back in the 1980s I had a bottle of wine at work. The contents were drunk - and we decided to refill it and put the cork back in. It wouldn't fit. Someone said they had heard that if you place a piece of string into the liquid in the bottle (keeping hold of the other end of the string), then push the cork down, it will go into the neck of the bottle. You then pull the string out. It worked. None of us believed it would, but once we placed the piece of string into the bottle the cork went in.

Why refill it? Back in the 80s I worked at an airport in a warehouse. Our shift finished at 10pm, the next shift would come on. We were off for the weekend and knew if we left that bottle of wine in my locker, it would be nicked. So, we decided to drink it. We also decided to punish the next crew on who we knew would nick it. So, we filled it with pickled onion juice from a jar of pickles (one of my colleagues liked them and kept a jar at work) and water to make it look like white wine. We then re-corked it using the method above, resealed all the packaging and left it in my locker. Monday morning the bottle had disappeared, I said to one of them, "You nicked my bottle of wine didn't you?" He said yeah but it was off. So I told him what we had done. He hadn't sipped it, he had taken a large gulp. He wasn't impressed.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 13 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


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