Hey guys & gals. I’ve had trouble with the chubby gorilla 120’s in the past (from a manual fill standpoint).
I’m gathering they are designed to be machine filled, but does anyone use them on a regular basis via manual fill? My problem is two-fold. First, the plug or nipple… I’ve had them fold in half creasing the bottle before. Secondly are the tamper evident seals. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve snugged the cap down firmly and broke the TE seal.
I know CG makes a press for aiding in manual sealing of plugs/nipples but I’d rather not go that route & even if I did that won’t help with the TE seal issue. Am I doing something wrong or are they just not manual-fill friendly due to extremely tight tolerances?
Needless to say I’ve lost alot of bottles, time & energy with these notes and it’s frustrating. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve only used the smaller versions, 15 or 30 for when I’m out and about. Haven’t had any filling issue’s so far but I see what you’re saying… Never saw a need to carry anything larger. For home use I stick to glass.
The 30ml and below are user friendly. Not the case with 60ml+ unfortunately. Completely different demon.
I make liquid for a few close friends and they complain about the 120ml bullet bottles from wiz labs. Specifically the caps, twist nipple leaking & too large to fill tanks without making a potential mess.
The larger bottles are definitely not meant for DIY. The way they go together is not user friendly. When I make large batches for friends I put it in a bottle with twist lock top and give them a 30ml CG to refill.
I’ve been using the 60 and 120’s a lot recently and haven’t had any major problems. The only leaking I’ve had is if I squeeze too hard when filling my tank (Avocado rta). The juice will ooze out of the side of the plug, but I learned to use less oomph and haven’t had a problem recently.
Inserting the plug/nipple is a little tight, but I just press firmly with a thumb on each side and it snaps right into place. I remove them with a pair of pliers, firmly but gently, to refill if needed.
As for the TE ring, I just rip those off before I screw the cap on. I don’t have any need for them, so i can’t really speak to that.
I’d say I’m pretty happy, overall, and they are more convenient than glass with eyedropper type caps, for me. I often find myself holding the glass bottle, mod and dropper at the same time, and it feels a little precarious.
They’re also easier to mix with and use than unicorn bottles, which have tiny openings to mix in, and I can never get the dropper tops out of them without destroying the nipple when I want to refill.
I hope this helps even though it really is just what works for me. You’re own experience and needs will differ, of course.
Hey thanks for your input, I would largely agree with you on that one, but if they were strictly designed for automated lines then why would CG themselves put out a manual press? This is what has me puzzled and reconsidering using them.
Thanks for the response plunderdrum. I haven’t tried them in a long time so maybe they redesigned them (again). I tried putting equal pressure around to seal and it just simply wasn’t working most of the time. I actually folded a few bottles over with down-force trying to seal them up and creased the bottle.
That is a good question! Maybe an answer to complaints of the slightly difficult to manually install tops? I haven’t come across this device in searching for bottles yet, but it sounds like it might be meant for mixers who make product for others, but not quite enough to warrant an automated fill system. I cant see the need for a device if you only put out enough for personal use plus a few friends. I don’t know, might be worth a try if they aren’t too expensive and it could solve the issue for you.
In my limited experience, I’d say they must have fixed that issue with a redesign. I haven’t come close to needing that kind of pressure to insert them.
Well… looks like I’ll order a lot of them and see how it goes one more time. Thanks people.
I just got some CG 120ml bottles, it seems they have changed the dispenser tip cap. These now click on the outside of the bottle, instead of inside like they used to be. They are very easy to assemble/disassemble now
Music to my ears. Thanks gambit… now lets hope I don’t get shipped old stock