Originally Posted by I_Brew_Therefore_I_Am
Sounds good. Thank you for the additional advice.
How long should I keep it in the blowoff for? Or better question, when will I know when I no longer need the blowoff?
I rig up a blow off tube from the get go. I I save about 3 glass pitchers/vases/etc of left over sanitizer from brew day and cover them with foil. I use one for the start of fermentation, the second if the first gets nasty, and the third to sanitize/fill my airlock. I replace the blow off tube when fermentation calms down sufficiently. (About a bubble per minute or less).