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Old 10-25-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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How can i prevent overflow through my blowoff tube?

Would lower temps help this problem?

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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Not sure I get this.

A blow off tube is to allow overflow, if you don't have overflow you don't need a blow off.

You are putting the blow off tube in a receptical with spare capacity aren't you?

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Lower fermentation temps or lower pitching rates maybe? Bigger fermenter? But why do you want to? The whole point of a blowoff tube is to be able to have the krausen blow off through it.

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:52 PM   #4
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Let it blow. That's the point.

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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I am brewing hefe's and the last two times i have i have had massive overflow to the point i had to change the jug.

i would rather just solve the problem so i can let it do its thing without my help.

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Old 10-25-2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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So like orfy's setup but substitute a 30 gallon trashcan for the 8 cup measuring cup. problem solved.

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Old 10-25-2007, 09:17 PM   #7
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I am brewing hefe's and the last two times i have i have had massive overflow to the point i had to change the jug.

i would rather just solve the problem so i can let it do its thing without my help.
Hefe's will do that to you. Wheat aids in head retention and krausen is just a big amount of head.
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foam control drops?

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Old 10-25-2007, 10:45 PM   #9
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foam control drops?
According to the folks over at a certain eye-abusing green forum, it works wonders for controlling krausen during fermentation. Haven't tried it myself, though a bottle of it is due to show up on my doorstep tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:54 PM   #10
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The solution would be more head space however that sort of defeats the purpose for a blow off tube.

I kind of get off on all the crap the blows out during fermentation.

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