- Sep 5, 2021
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- North Carolina southern piedmont
I ran across an old carboy pushed to back of my equipment several months ago. Cleaned it up and put it in service but failed to notice an “extension” on top of the carboy mouth (see photo). The extension presented no problem when fitted with a bung and airlock so all was well for a period of time. I vacuum rack and bottle my wines using an orange 2 port carboy cap on the receiving carboy and I discovered too late that the extension prevents the cap from seating tightly until the vacuum is established and this can be a real pain. The workaround is obviously to swap the carboy cap for a 2 hole bung that will fit the ID of the extension with an extra racking cane and vacuum port but this would create a unique situation applicable only to this specific carboy. Since I’m big on standardization, I’d rather find some other solution. Any ideas of a way to cut the extension off without wrecking an otherwise good carboy?