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Old 12-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #21
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So in a situation like this would you scoop some of the krausen off? What would ones best plan of attack be for this?
Bigger blow-off tube.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #22
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Never had an issue using a blowoff tube that it small enough (approx 3/8" OD) to put directly into the stopper of the BB carboy. I guess that is why I like my Better Bottles... I believe carboys focus the krausen into the neck, more efficiently pushing it out the top. This compared to the bucket where some is ejected into the blowoff tube, the rest is focusing pressure on the entire lid and then BAM!

I just finished a 1.108 OG RIS that was fermented cold with WLP099 - The damn thing went bonkers and blew off 3/4 of a gallon of wort by the time it was finished. Can't complain too much... still have an incredibly tasty 12% RIS.

Good luck on the rest of the process!!

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #23
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Never had an issue using a blowoff tube that it small enough (approx 3/8" OD) to put directly into the stopper of the BB carboy. I guess that is why I like my Better Bottles... I believe carboys focus the krausen into the neck, more efficiently pushing it out the top. This compared to the bucket where some is ejected into the blowoff tube, the rest is focusing pressure on the entire lid and then BAM!

I just finished a 1.108 OG RIS that was fermented cold with WLP099 - The damn thing went bonkers and blew off 3/4 of a gallon of wort by the time it was finished. Can't complain too much... still have an incredibly tasty 12% RIS.

Good luck on the rest of the process!!
The one that I just posted a picture of clogged the small blowoff tube like you are describing and blew the stopper out. I'll admit though that this was the first time I ever had a problem but now I own a 1" blowoff tube.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #24
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The one that I just posted a picture of clogged the small blowoff tube like you are describing and blew the stopper out. I'll admit though that this was the first time I ever had a problem but now I own a 1" blowoff tube.
Guess better safe than sorry... lol
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #25
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I have been thinking of buying some of that 2" tubing (or whatever size is right) to jam down into the carboy opening.

When I get home, I'll have to post a picture of what I am using currently.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #26
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I have been thinking of buying some of that 2" tubing (or whatever size is right) to jam down into the carboy opening.

When I get home, I'll have to post a picture of what I am using currently.
1" I.D. Vinyl tubing is what I ended up going with. It fits air tight in the opening of my carboys.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #27
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Oh cool. Maybe thats the size I was thinking of.

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I have 3 words for you...
Russian
Imperial
Stout

This is what it does. It is know for MASSIVE fermentations.

I brewed a batch of RIS a few weeks ago OG was 1.091. I also pulled a second full carboy of second runnings that came out with an OG of 1.046. I started with blow-off on the RIS and I'm glad I did... It was pushing crap out the tube within 4 hours! I put an "s" lock on the second runnings because they were such low OG. Well, the next morning, I checked on it and it had blown the stopper out and puked crap all over the place too! Second runnings did! CRAZY!

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Russian imperial stout + WLP007. I'm not at all surprised. That yeast top crops and climbs like crazy. Good luck =)

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Here's what I've been doing... Prob gonna ditch the orange caps and go direct with a really large hose.
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