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Old 08-02-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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I have an open primary bucket that I decided I wanted to fill today, but I realized that all of my airlocks are on my other 3 fermenters. I do have an extra length of siphon hose. Would it be a good idea to use that as a blowoff tube or should I just wait until I can get another airlock? I am worried about it being too small of a diameter, or too long as its over 6' long.

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:19 PM   #2
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I have an open primary bucket that I decided I wanted to fill today, but I realized that all of my airlocks are on my other 3 fermenters. I do have an extra length of siphon hose. Would it be a good idea to use that as a blowoff tube or should I just wait until I can get another airlock? I am worried about it being too small of a diameter, or too long as its over 6' long.
If it blocks then it may blow the lid.

Can't you cut the length back?
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If it blocks then it may blow the lid.

Can't you cut the length back?
Sure can, what length do you recommend?
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Long enough to reach your water container.

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Long enough to reach your water container.
And that should be a container filled with starsan correct?

Also, Its a dead guy clone and the recipe calls for 1.5oz of perle hops and they sent me 2 oz. Would it hurt to add that extra half ounce?

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And that should be a container filled with starsan correct?

Also, Its a dead guy clone and the recipe calls for 1.5oz of perle hops and they sent me 2 oz. Would it hurt to add that extra half ounce?

Sorry for not using the search, I am trying to get this done before SWMBO gets home from work tonight...
Your fine with water, or starsan. If the container is on the floor I see no reason for suck back. As for the recipe, you can add the extra 1/2 ounce as it won't hurt however it may not be beneficially to the taste and style your trying to create. I would seal it back up and hold onto it for a future beer if you are trying to make a clone.
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Can you do the opposite? Take an airlock off another fermenter that is not likely to blow off and rig that one with a hose?

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Can you do the opposite? Take an airlock off another fermenter that is not likely to blow off and rig that one with a hose?
Thats an idea too, my only fear is pushing the rubber seal into the other bucket
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Can you do the opposite? Take an airlock off another fermenter that is not likely to blow off and rig that one with a hose?
I would do it this way as well as the first part of the fermentation is where you need to really watch out for blow off. Its no fun cleaning fermented beer, hops and yeast of your ceiling. I used a siphon hose before and it clogged that night, next morning there was beer EVERYWHERE.
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I would do it this way as well as the first part of the fermentation is where you need to really watch out for blow off. Its no fun cleaning fermented beer, hops and yeast of your ceiling. I used a siphon hose before and it clogged that night, next morning there was beer EVERYWHERE.

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