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Old 04-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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I plan on giving a go at my first high alcohol brew, a imperial stout. I have a (I believe) 7 gal plastic tub fermenter. I normally just use a bubble lock. I am concerned with the activity involved with this stout that will be about 10%. What can I buy or use with my fermenter to allow a blow off tube?



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Old 04-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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If it's a standard grommet on the bucket a 3/8in rubber tube fits perfectly and allows for blow-off.



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Old 04-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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This is a photo of my Imperial Stout with a blow off;

You don't have to use grommets and an airlock on an empty gallon jug like I did. I do this to capture beer if I lose a bunch, and then it can be poured back into the fermentor. If you prefer you can just fill the gallon with starsan solution and stick the blowoff tube down into it..

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Cool so get rid of the airlock totally and run a line to a star san solution, easy enough, thanks

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