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Old 01-29-2006, 03:55 AM   #1
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Hello all,
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Well I got my first batch done earlier this afternoon without a hitch (almost had one boil over just prior to the hot break, but I was vigilant in my watch and just slid the pot off the burner for a second or two and all was well). One Hefeweizen in the primary and I already have a fairly active airlock, thanks to the starter I got going two days in advance of brew day. One question though, I have the batch in a 6.5 gallon carboy and was wondering if I should use a blow off tube instead of the airlock? I am worried that due to the activity I am already experiencing that I may have a very big mess to clean up in the morning. At any rate I had a very good time making this batch and think that I am hooked for life. Thanks for all the information you all have posted here it has made my first batch a real joy.



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Old 01-29-2006, 05:08 AM   #2
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Go with the blowoff tube. You'd be better off being able to sleep knowing all is well with the batch. It don't take much to get hooked eh? Just wait 'til you taste the finished product. You'll never look at store bought the same way.

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I was just thinking I had better put the blow off tube in I have two inches of Krausen already and it looks as though it is still building,
Thanks for confirming my thoughts. This board has the best group of people I have ever seen.

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