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Old 02-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #11
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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Ok, gonna run to home depot, should I do anything with it until I get back? Going to be about an hour round trip.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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Put the lid & airlock back in place to protect it while you're gone. then rig the blow off when you get back. And don't forget to re-sanitize!
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Ok. Should i use the blow off tube for all my future brews? Or is there criteria for when that setup is needed

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Many of us use a blow off rig the first few days of fermentation when it's at it's most vigorous stage. Then change to an airlock when it slows down.
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Many of us use a blow off rig the first few days of fermentation when it's at it's most vigorous stage. Then change to an airlock when it slows down.
It was all stopped up again when I got back, I think I got there just in time.

Is it necessary to switch back to the airlock? Or can I leave the tube setup installed the whole time?
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You can leave the blow off on if you want. But don't think your beer will get infected just because you change it out. No worries.
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You can leave the blow off on if you want. But don't think your beer will get infected just because you change it out. No worries.
What is the thought process behind switching? Just a move to something more compact?
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Well,it seems to take a lot more gas to move it out of the fermenter to the blow off jug when it slows down. I like the airlock at that point,since there's less resistence. I think there's less co2 staying dissolved in the beer this way.
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Well,it seems to take a lot more gas to move it out of the fermenter to the blow off jug when it slows down. I like the airlock at that point,since there's less resistence. I think there's less co2 staying dissolved in the beer this way.
Ok, so give it a couple days? Say put the airlock back together on like tuesday?
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