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Old 01-19-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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I had some overflow into my airlock this evening, so i rushed off to Lowes for some tubing to make a blow off. By time i returned, it seemed as though no further encroachment into the airlock had occurred. Still, i fashioned a tube that was 5 feet in length, a good 3 feet of it coiled nicely in a gallon jug half filled of sanitizer. It seems to me that this will be a fine set up to prevent any ruin to my beloved brew, But i thought that i should come here to be sure.

So, all is well right?

Nevermind. There is now loads of filth roaring through it into my reservoir of sanitizer. I suppose i ought to only relax and go drink the last of my Bud Light stash.

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Old 01-19-2008, 03:10 AM   #2
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Like this?

If so your good to go.

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Old 01-19-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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It something similar. I have one of those two nippled orange caps on my better bottle, and i have a smaller hose coming out of that opening. My fear was that with the seeming death of the overflow, that my response was a bit larger than necessary, and thus would bring some horrid end to my creation via contamination.

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On my glass carboys I just jam the hose in the top, it fits nice and tight so no airlock or cap is needed. The bigger the hose the less chance it will plug up.

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Old 01-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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When I set up my keggles I needed a measuring stick. I bought a ten foot long piece of 3/4" CPVC tube and used the left over tubing to make blow off tubes.

Check them out here: http://suburb.semo.net/jthornton/BlowOff.htm

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