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Old 11-29-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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So, My first brew was an imperial nut brown. The brewing went well and it happily fermented away until it started blowing out the airlock. So I attached a blowoff tube to my 3 piece until activity subsided. When I went to remove the tube from the airlock, well, it didn't want off. So after trying to heat it up and wrestling with the tube I broke my airlock and cut up my hand. I guess I'm willing to bleed for a good beer

next time I won't put the tube on so tightly!

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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next time warm tap water with star san in a squirt bottle. Squirt where the tubing meets the airlock....wait.....wait ......wait....squirt a little more then twist whilst pulling. Should do the trick.

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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I broke an airlock the same way.

Next time just leave the tube on there and you'll have a blow off tube ready to go when you need it. Airlocks and hose are cheap.

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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Ya I did try loosening it with pretty much scalding hot water--still didn't give. Fortunately the way it broke I still think it's usable as a blowoff. It only broke around the base of te cup.

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