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Old 02-11-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Blow-off tubes are fun...

It was a brew day of many firsts -- first time mashing (Partial Mash), first time doing primary in a glass carboy instead of bucket, and first time using a blow-off tube.

I have to say, this is a lot more fun. All the blubs and gurgles and splats from the blowoff tube are much cooler then a few wimpy airlock bubbles. And fermenting in a carboy means I can watch all the action, which I've never had a chance to do in a bucket. Man, beer looks pretty nasty on the first few days, doesn't it?

And even with my wimpy 3lb partial mash, it was a lot more fun than extract/steep, and the smell is much nicer (although SWMBO was bothered by the smell for the first time -- I'll definitely have to start doing my brewing outside when I move to All Grain.



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Old 02-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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Lol!! Lovin it Brother! Enjoy it.....and NO! Beer looks too Farging cool when it is rolling and bubbling.

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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I really like brewing in carboys vs. buckets. I always use a blow-off just for peace of mind.

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