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Old 02-12-2009, 04:18 AM   #1
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About to ferment a 10 gallon batch in a cut off keg. The entire top is cut off and is just like a pot. Gonna cover with some layers of plastic wrap and hold that on with a rubberband. I figure the CO2 will still escape. Any ideas about how to incorporate a blowoff hose in order to watch the bubbles.

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Old 02-12-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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this sounds sketchy, but I don't see why it won't work. As for a blow off tube, vinyl hose and a s#@t load of saran wrap or caulk or tape I don't know sound like it will look as if a hobo brewed it

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Old 02-13-2009, 03:07 PM   #3
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IMO this will work fine for a short term fermentation. I would use a plastic bag (or two) cut to size to fit nicely over the top of the keg. Then take a long piece of string and wrap it several times around for a secure fit.

Most likely you willl not need a blow off for ten gallons in a 15 gallon keg. Rack to kegs once the plastic is no longer billowed up and exhibiting postitive pressure. I do something similiar in a 11 gal stainless pot w\out problems.

Keep fermentation temps in check w/ a large batch like this as the heat of fermentation may raise the batch temp.

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