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Old 01-12-2012, 01:57 AM   #11
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I made a special trip into my fermentation room just for you
Awesome, much appreciated. Totally clicks now. Do you just re-sanitize that airlock if you are going to switch over to using no blow-off tube, or are you good to just add your sanitizer/vodka and put back together?
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:04 AM   #12
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You can do 1 of 2 things:

1) Remove the tube and airlock+bung. Clean out airlock and bung, sanitize both, fill up and put it back on the fermenter. If you do that, I strongly urge you have everything on standby next to your fermenter.

2) Have another airlock and bung sanitized and ready to go for the switch out.

There's nothing wrong with option 1. Just make sure nothing falls into the fermenter while it is left open. If it's a plastic bucket you probably don't have to worry about that since it is a small hole. A carboy on the other hand....that's a bigger hole.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:05 AM   #13
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Haha Well I'm not using it...but I might....not sure. It's got a hole drilled in it for a ball valve before I converted to Keggles.

I might sell it....maybe.
what kind of number are you thinking about putting on that? how many holes and what size.. des moines iowa for shipping 50322.. but I will be at 3f tap room next week Saturday.. LOL
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #14
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7/8 hole saw made hole. I'm leaning towards 100, but I'll pick up the shipping charge.

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Now THAT is a blowoff tube! Nice!

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For a glass carboy, if you get the right size tubing you can just push it into the neck. That gives a lot bigger passage for the blow off and less likely to clog up.

I might have to try this for my Better Bottles and bucket.

Airlocks are inexpensive. I have plenty of them so if I switch one out there is one always clean. A little Starsan and good to go.

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+1 for Two Brothers Bitter End box. Good beer. I use a bunch of their boxes for bottle storage.
-1 for what looks like a Leinie summer shandy box? I just can't bring myself to drink that stuff.
EDIT: +1 for buying what SWMBO likes
+1 for helpful pictures, and good idea of blowoff tube into the airlock!

Overall +3 to you.

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I just use a small bar clamp to hold the tube in the blowoff bucket (I use a small square tupperware about quart sized filled 1/3 of the way up with starsan solution).

Some tubing is very stiff too, so length is not the issue. I've used short tubes and long tubes that both want to curl up out of the blowoff bucket. I frequently soak the tube in hot water first to try and straighten it out.

I love that blowoff tube over the 3 piece airlock idea though. Might have to try that one out.

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+1 for Two Brothers Bitter End box. Good beer. I use a bunch of their boxes for bottle storage.
-1 for what looks like a Leinie summer shandy box? I just can't bring myself to drink that stuff.
+1 for helpful pictures, and good idea of blowoff tube into the airlock!

Overall +1 to you.
The wife drinks Leinies...not this guy. Can we make it a +0?

besides the boxes are excellent for aging bottles
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The wife drinks Leinies...not this guy. Can we make it a +0?

besides the boxes are excellent for aging bottles
Haha... shoulda figured as much. Edited. Definitely agree on nice, sturdy aging boxes.
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