Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Blow-off tube and fermentation
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 31
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default Blow-off tube and fermentation

Hey all, just been fermenting an Irish red ale for about 4 days now and I started it with a standard blowoff tube instead of an airlock since I wasn't sure how violent the fermentation would be. Checked on it today and was bubbling every 3-5 seconds. I had planned to switch an airlock in but now I'm not so sure. So my question is is it fine to simply ferment all the way through with just a blowoff tube? Seems like it would be since it's the same idea, just wanted to get a second opinion. Thanks!

DiscipleofDionysus is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lees Summit, MO
Posts: 169
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


No harm, as long as the tube is secure.

cms is offline
LAbrewer Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
Manasquan River Brewing LLC
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
patthebrewer's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: , allenwood, nj
Posts: 675
Liked 52 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 134


Yup! No need for the airlock at all, with the blow off tube "just set it and forget it". Most of the Commercial, unitanks I've seen have blowoffs.

Manasquan River Brewing LLC

"Maker of the Original "Manasquan River Paddle", an all hand made, hand shaped & contoured, mash paddle. Designed for home brewers by a brewer"

Available thru the Fine Folks at MoreBeer! Inc., and

Also available thru select Local Home Brew Stores
World Wide.

Wholesale inquiries welcome.

Like us on Facebook
patthebrewer is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time fermentation chamber brew and using a large blow off tube strongarm Fermentation & Yeast 3 06-26-2012 03:00 PM
Blow off tube whole fermentation? Bugaboo Fermentation & Yeast 4 01-20-2011 12:30 AM
Replacing airlock for blow off tube, mid-fermentation? DoctorDuvel General Techniques 3 05-14-2010 02:21 AM
Fermentation lock versus blow off tube buzzbee Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-01-2009 07:47 PM
Shorter Fermentation Time with Blow-off Tube eurc51 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 03-26-2009 04:04 AM