Originally Posted by jonp9576
i am making the recipe for graff that i found on here. i have 5 gallons of juice and it only calls for 4. i am using a 6.5 gal better bottle for fermenting. does the wyeast cider yeast create a vigorous fermentation that will blow off? will i be better off using my ale pail, it has more room in it.
i just brewed up graff and i used wyeast 4766 cider yeast, so far what ive seen is that the fermentation is active but i dont think you will need a blowoff. mine built up some heavy krausen for a day but then dropped back off. i was kind of suprised. although there are many factors in this. the smack pack didnt fully inflate after 12 hours so it might not have been the most healthy strain. worst case scenary you hook up the blow off tube, if you dont need it, disconnect and put on the airlock. i will tell you that i have noticed less of the rhino farts with the wyeast than with other yeasts.
hope yours come out well, i tweaked mine a bit. i added 1 oz of special b malt and used willamette hops since i am a huge fan of stouts, porters, etc.
let me know how yours turned out but again i didnt have to use a blowoff.