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Old 01-16-2007, 07:44 AM   #1
Nov 2005
La Salle, IL
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Hey all,
I did a search on Burton Union Systems but didnt really find the answers I was looking for so thought I would ask here. Do any of you use a burton union during the first part of fermentation to catch the blow off? I read the article that byo magazine had a while back and was thinking of building one to use instead of blow off tubing. My concern is the possiblity of the tubing becoming plugged and having a mess on my hands but im not sure how likely that is to happen. So what is the opinon out there, are burtons worth it or not?
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
Apr 2006
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Read the same article but have held off for the same reason you stated. If I build one I'll definitely post the success or failure.

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Old 01-16-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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Depending on the amount of hop debris and trub in your beer, 1/2" ID tubing should be plenty. I have used 1/4" in emergency situations without problems, you just need to keep an eye on it.
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