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Old 05-01-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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I have two beers in primary and one blow off tube. Both beers are foaming up past the carboy cap. I have been changing the airlock on one every couple of hours for the past several hours but I have to go meet the SWMBO tonight.

Its about 67 degrees in my place and I can add frozen ice bottles to my ice cubes coolers. Cut my tube in half? Ice em down lower? RDWHAHB?

Any advice?

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Old 05-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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why dont you use 2 blowoff tubes? Homedepot or lowes sells tubing if you just dont have any...You can hook it through the carboy cap or take the bell portion off of a 3 peice airlock and put a tube over that. How many days have you been fermenting? If you add ice it will slow things down but 67 degrees is a pretty decent temperature. I would go the blowoff route.

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Sanitized aluminum foil over the carboy top and the knowledge that you'll have a mess to clean up.

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Old 05-01-2009, 08:05 PM   #4
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I'm sure you can rig something into a blowoff tube. Maybe cut a chunk off of your siphon hose and then splurge $1.50 for a new one?

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I'm sure you can rig something into a blowoff tube. Maybe cut a chunk off of your siphon hose and then splurge $1.50 for a new one?
yep, this over the middle post of your airlock with cap removed.
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