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Old 08-19-2007, 04:10 AM   #1
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Default Blow off tube or not?

Going to be brewing a milk stout up tomorrow and am debating if I should use a inch and a quarter od blow off tube.

Here is the recipe.

http://brewersconnection.com/recipes...sMilkStout.htm

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Old 08-19-2007, 04:44 AM   #2
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If you suspect you should, then you should. There's no drawback to using one, but there is to NOT using one.

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Old 08-19-2007, 05:13 AM   #3
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I agree with Fingers. I always use a blow off tube but have never needed one. If I ever needed one, I'd be good to go.

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Default Absofrigginlutely!!

I made a sweet Milk Stout a little while back, my most vigorous fermentation yet. Your recipe looks very similar to the one I brewed. I Had multiple airlock blowouts. There are several ways to rig a blowoff tube. What type & size fermenter are you using?

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Old 08-19-2007, 12:25 PM   #5
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I always use one for the first couple days or so. You never know when it's gonna blow!

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Old 08-20-2007, 01:00 AM   #6
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I'm brewing in a 6.5 gal carboy. I just stick the tube down the neck and into a glass with sanitized water.

Wasn't sure about the fermentation activity of a stout. Looks like I'll be using one. THX

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Old 08-20-2007, 01:15 AM   #7
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Hey, Joe, I always go to Hombrewer's Connection, it's a cool place.

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