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Old 02-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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Is 10 feet of blow off tubing to much should I cut it shorter or will tha be fine?

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Depends on how far your bucket is away from the fermenter. My tubing is 3' long and blows into a water jug next to the fermenter.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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I'm just curious cause if I don't need to cut it IDE rather not in case I come up with any brewing crafty ideas to use it for.

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If the tubing is too long it will tend to coil up.
Mine is about 3' long and is a large radius.
It is nearly vertical in the "airlock adapter" and vertical into the
blowoff pitcher with a slight radius on the end to allow flow.

What kind of tubing are you using?
Mine is vinyl and seemed plenty cheap enough.

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Blow-off tubing gets pretty gunky and you can soak and brush out a 3" piece, but a 10' piece will be impossible to clean properly and could not be used for anything else thats "crafty".

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Ya mine is vinyl also 5/8 in od x 1/2 in id x 10'

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #7
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Lol ok good point thanks.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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My blow off tubes are only 2-2.5' long. And here's a link for a kegging site that has tubing brushes 66" long I'm going to get for cleaning my racking,blow off tubes; http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/cleaning-equipment/tools.shtml
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Ok, we'll I woke up this morning to it starting to blow over and it just stopped probably 30 mins to an hr after I caught it. Is that normal.

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It can be,yeah. Initial fermentation can be 12-15 hours to 5 days.
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