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Old 07-09-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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I am about to start a saison which I have heard can have quite a vigorous fermentation and I was advised to use a blowoff hose. I have one of those standard ale pale plastic buckets for primary and I was just wondering what people use to fashion a blowoff tube with that little hole. Thanks!

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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You could make the hole bigger and use a piece of tubing to fit.
I commonly use a three piece airlock and remove the center cap, attaching the blow-off tube over the post in the center.

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Do you use a three piece airlock or one of those "S" shaped locks?

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Old 07-10-2008, 12:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the response.... tube over the air lock seems like a great solution

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Old 07-10-2008, 04:54 AM   #5
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I tried to get the standard siphon tube onto an airlock and it was too small... What size tubing do I need for this?

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Can I just say that I like seeing Revvy's setup. It gives me confidence that I am doing something right. My Blowoff Setup is just like his. Nice to see someone with experiences setup.

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Can I just say that I like seeing Revvy's setup. It gives me confidence that I am doing something right. My Blowoff Setup is just like his. Nice to see someone with experiences setup.
I came upon it totally by accident and necessity at about 5:30 am one day...(Eviltoj knows that I get up at that time during the work week) I had pitched a batch on a used yeastcake the night before. I walked into my living room to make coffee and decided to "gaze lovingly" at my fermenter...I opened my brew closet and looked down to see my first filled airlock and pretty explosive fermentation....with one eye still glued shut I grabbed my bottling hose and jambed it on my airlock (making a slit first)....I'm proud to say that it was all done before having my morning coffee!!!!!!!

I even think I may have had the presence of mind to sanitize it...but I'm not sure....

It's a pretty good use of all those airlocks where you lost one of the pieces.
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i've never used a blowoff tube (still new to brewing). I was wondering if the water in the jar at the end needs to be sanitized or boiled? Or can you just use tap water?

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