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Old 07-22-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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I just made my first big beer, 1.60 OG, and forgot to buy a blowoff tube. I came down this morning and a nice sticky foamy substance was bubbling from the top of the airlock. I had not choice but to clean it off and then pour some of the beer out of carboy to make space. Now I'm wondering, do I need a blowoff tube? Perhaps the new space I made will be enough to last the first furious fermentation days...

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Old 07-22-2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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yeah... definitly need a blow off tube

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Old 07-22-2006, 09:31 PM   #3
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Newbie question here... Wouldn't you only need a blow-off tube if you were making a 5-gallon batch, in a 5 gallon carboy? Would the Blow-off tube be necessary in a 6.5 gallon carboy?

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Old 07-23-2006, 01:26 AM   #4
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you tell me!! HAHAH



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Old 07-23-2006, 01:29 AM   #5
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Looks to me like you found your wife's lover in the closet and shot him dead.

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Old 07-23-2006, 02:15 AM   #6
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Sloop do you actually wear those shirts?

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Well a blow off tube is not a must......... but I recomend it

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Old 07-25-2006, 11:41 PM   #8
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Sloop do you actually wear those shirts?
lol.. not in a long time. Luckily I was in dire need to do laundry and only shirts I never wear were on that side of the closet
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I'm still not believing you. You came home and caught your wife in bed with a midget, he thought he'd be clever and hide his ass in the closet. Looks to me from the splatter pattern that you were down on the floor yourself when you shot him (looking under the bed, perhaps?).

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