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Old 07-03-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hey,

I've seen some guys with giant blow off tubes. Penis envy comments aside, I am wondering where to get these? What diameter is it?

They are the ones that seem to be about the diameter of a carboy opening. They seem to fit right in snuggly.

Further - does anybody have luck using the orange caps with the 1/4 inch tubes for REALLY violent fermentations like barley wines? I'm scared to try, hence why I'm seeking to increase the size of my hose.



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Old 07-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. Don't worry - it's worksafe.

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Old 07-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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Any home improvement store should have that diameter tubing (Home Depot, Lowes, etc...)

I"m not sure of the diameter, i'm sure someone else will chime in.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Try 1.25" OD, 1" ID. Lowes sells it by the foot.

 
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:27 PM   #5
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Merci. I suppose it doesn't have to be food grade right?
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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Any decent homebrew shop will carry that size tubing. I believe it's 1" ID. Northern Homebrew carries it in precut 3.5' lengths (Search Results). Fits snugly in all my glass carboys (3, 5, and 6.5 gallon). It is all I use for primary fermentation now after I had one eruput through the airlock.

 
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:58 PM   #7
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Yeah, its probably 1 inch.. the home brew shops carry it, and so does home depot/lowes (tell them you want to make a beer bong, or they may not know what you need... which is, by the one, the quickest way to get them to find you a funnel).

They fit snug in glass carboys, but not better bottles. I grabbed a bung and cut it to keep the 1 inch hose tight in my better bottle. I will post a picture later if I can find the camera =/
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:26 PM   #8
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Merci. I suppose it doesn't have to be food grade right?
Pretty much anything bought at bLowes or Home Dump will be food-grade.

 
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:24 AM   #9
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Merci. I suppose it doesn't have to be food grade right?
The beer will go up, and may eventually fall back into the carboy, so you want something safe for contact with the beer.

 
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:55 AM   #10
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I use the orange carboy caps with 1/2" ID tubing over it.


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