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Old 11-05-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Brewed an IIPA around 20 hrs ago and currently the airlock is bubbling at a nice steady pace but not rapid by any means, I have to go out of town today for six days and am wondering if I should attach an blowoff tube? I pitched a 1/3 gallon (1046 OG) starter of Wyeast 1056 that I let get going for around 24 hours before pitching it. The OG on the IIPA was 1087 and I did add some FermCap in the boil (great stuff use it every brew), my brew closet holds a consistent 70F this time of year. Do you guys think I am completely screwed if I don't put on a blow off tube?

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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Probably not completely screwed with Fermcaps but why not do it for peace of mind?

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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Do you have a blow-off tube? Why not use it? I agree it will probably be okay, but if you're worried, throw it on. If you don't have one, RDWHAHB. In fact, RDWHAHB anyway.

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I mean if im outside the first 24-30 hours and no issues im safe right? also ??RDWHAHB?? sorry no clue what that stands for?

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I always run a blow off tube, its when I don't plan on the accident that I have one

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i only have problems when i pitch on a cake and its a pretty big beer. i did not pitch on a cake this time but ive also never brewed this big of a beer. im already out of town so it doesnt matter at this point just a matter of whether or not SWMBO calls me pissed off about beer all over the spare bedroom and closet! just trying to get some peace of mind i guess?

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RDWHAHB is mantra among homebrewers. It's from Charlie Papazian's original homebrewing book. It's advice for whenever you're stressing or anxious over your beer: "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew!"

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oh haha gotcha yah i have that book just didnt put it all together

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