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Old 06-07-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
Dec 2008
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I was going to brew today with a bucket as my carboy is full. Only problem is my airlock broke the other day when I was trying to get the blowoff tube off of it. Right now on my carboy I have a piece of foil until I can get a real airlock but I was wondering what I could do with the bucket lid? How do I attach a blowoff tube without an airlock? Thanks.


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Old 06-07-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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Is anything left of your airlock? I take the rubber stopper, stick the bottom inch of the airlock in it, and modify the remainder of the airlock to accept a rubber tube. Man, that would be easier to draw....Here's a pic. I think I made this one without the airlock piece, but instead used the applicator tip from a tube of silicone. Run hot water over your tubing to get it flexible.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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If you can rig up your blowoff tube to have a tight fit in the bucket lid, then you can run the blowoff tube into a container with some water in it, and you won't need an airlock.

Or am I missing something here?

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Old 06-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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I just put the tube into the grommet...
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
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I think it's 1/2" OD, but I'm not 100% sure. Take out the grommet and it's a pretty tight fit. Seems to work.

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