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Old 03-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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How soon do I need to get a blow-off tube in lol brewed yesterday 3rd batch woke up and kruesen is everywhere it was crazy had to get to work so I'm headin home at lunch to put a tube in and take airlock out this shouldnt b a problem? Any ideas

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Old 03-21-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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i would think its fine. this happend to me recently. didn't know it was happening and got home after work and put on the blow off tube. just sanitize your hands and some paper towels to wipe up with.

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Old 03-21-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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Many on HBT...including me...ALWAYS use a blowoff tube for the first 48-72 hours of fermentation. Depending on exactly what you are brewing, I'd much rather be safe than sorry! And I'm fermenting in a 6-gallon Better Bottle, so I have adequate "head-space" yet I still get some krausen in the water that the tube is stuck in.

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I have just gone to using a blow off tube on every brew at least until things slow down. My wife is very supportive of my brewing but if I blew beer all over the ceiling I am afraid that she may not support it as much.

A blow off tube is very good (and cheap) insurance.

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Old 03-21-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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If I didn't have a blow-off tube on my porter, it would have made one of the largest messes on homebrew record. haha. For the first 24-36 hours I had krausen constantly coming out the blow-off tube. So its definitely my insurance as well. I put it on right as im getting ready to leave the carboy alone for the fermenting.

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What about using a piece of snatched foil for the first day or two? I've read about this and thinking it may be just as good as the blowoff tube.

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My first batch I just had a 3 piece air lock on my primary. I didnt understand what everyone was talking about with the need for a blow off tube. My 2nd batch I forgot to pick up a 2nd air lock, since my only one was being used on my carboy for the 1st batch.

So I made myself a blow off tube until I could make it to the store the next day. I had a good 6-8" of clearance in my primary and on the 2nd day I found out why blow off tubes are important.

I will from now on use a blow off tube for my primary!

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Thnx for the info guys def using blow off from now on I guess it's just a step in this home brew world! I was more worried about contamination. I'll post sum pics at lunch time

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What about using a piece of snatched foil for the first day or two? I've read about this and thinking it may be just as good as the blowoff tube.
the blowoff tube lets all the krausen and gunk come out of the fermenter and into the blowoff bucket. some of the fermentations would be able to come up and out of the fermenter, and you would get a mess all over carboy and floor. tin foil wouldn't work to contain the mess like a blowoff tube will
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From now on, I will use a blow off tube every time for the first few days. On my last batch, I finished brewing around 6pm and then at 7am I woke up to the smell of sweet beer all over the lid of my bucket...of course my transfer tubing didn't fit on the airlock and the hardware store was closed since it was Sunday! I'm just glad I woke up in time to clean up or my gf would have been super pissed, lol.

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