Originally Posted by CHefJohnboyardee
love my 6.5 gallon for 5 gallons batches. not saying i won't ever need a blowoff tube but that is a lot more space for stuff to go.
Rig a blowoff tube even on your buckets, even if you just add some tubing to a three piece airlock.
This is what the bottom of my bucket lid looks like every time I brew my rye
So, hook up a hose for the first couple days. It's a couple bucks, and while you might not have needed it yet, you'll be happy you had it when you finally do.