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Old 02-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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So I completely forgot to put an airlock on my primary after it was done fermenting...Is this a problem? I'm racking the beer to the secondary Saturday night and then FOR SURE I'll have the airlock on it. I've had the blow-off tube attached and in a water jug so I don't think anything could go wrong but I just want to be sure.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Not sure I follow... Are you saying that you had a blow-off tube in place the whole time, and never switched to a normal airlock?

If so, no worries. A blow-off tube IS an airlock. Just a big, unwieldy one that won't get clogged up with krausen overflow.

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If you had the blow off tube hooked up the whole time it acts the same as a big airlock, assuming the other end was in a bucket with some sanitizer.

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Ok great; yes I have had the blow-off tube on the entire time. Thanks!

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I end up forgetting to change over from my blow-off tube every once in a while. No big deal.

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I almost always leave the blowoff tube if it's whats on there until either bottling or transferring to secondary. no worries.

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