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Old 12-13-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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How do you secure the 1in blow off tube to your carboy? Does it seal right if I just cram it in the opening? I dont have a 1in tube yet, so I havnt tried, but I'm pretty sure I need one.

I'm currently using a tube attached to part of my 3 piece Airlock, I came home last night after day two of fermentation on my Freedom Fighter Scotch Ale only to find my airlock and tube in the middle of the room and a nice mess to scrub off the ceiling and walls!! The small holes at the tip of my airlock were completly clogged

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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I have 2 tubes(not sure of size) but one I can shove directly into the mouth of the carboy, the other fits snugly into the small hole in my rubber stopper. Both work great. Avoid the airlock all together with a blow off tube.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Cut the very bottom of the rubber stopper off.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:48 PM   #4
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I'm currently using a tube attached to part of my 3 piece Airlock
So what's your problem? Seems like you have it solved.

Are you just looking for a way to make it more complicated?
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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How do you secure the 1in blow off tube to your carboy? Does it seal right if I just cram it in the opening?
Yes. It will fit quite snugly.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #6
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Avoid the airlock all together with a blow off tube.
Why and says who?
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #7
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Yes, I simply plug the 1" O.D. blow off tube in the top of my carboy. It seals well. The link below is a pic of my set up. I was not able to post it directly to this reply.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=23554&limit=recent

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I'm currently using a tube attached to part of my 3 piece Airlock, I came home last night after day two of fermentation on my Freedom Fighter Scotch Ale only to find my airlock and tube in the middle of the room and a nice mess to scrub off the ceiling and walls!! The small holes at the tip of my airlock were completly clogged
By the way, there's nothing wrong with this. Cut the X shaped plastic off the bottom tip of your airlock, though. It's good for nothing except clogging.

After that the only advantage a 1 inch OD tube gives you over the smaller tube with airlock method is that more krausen is likely to get into your water/sanitizer/vodka with the smaller tube. No big deal, really.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:58 PM   #9
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Thats a good idea. Thats what I'll do. Just cut off the tip of the Airlock with the 4 little holes. Thanks guys!

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