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Old 02-09-2007, 06:02 AM   #1
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ok, well i never have had to use one.. but i am going to aerate with an aeration kit tomorrow, and i wanna be prepared for the larger fermentation...

i bought a few feet of (i think) 1 inch blow off tubing, but when i stick it in the mouth of the carboy, it doesnt seam like it is an air tight seal.

I know co2 will be pushing out, but i was just wondering if i had anything to worry about...


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Old 02-09-2007, 06:18 AM   #2
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Did you buy 1" inner diameter, or 1" outer diameter. You need the former, I believe.


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Old 02-09-2007, 06:28 AM   #3
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whichever one i got was the one labled "blow off tubing" at northern brewer...
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Well, you would expect that to work then, eh? Mine is REALLY snug. I have to really jam it into the carboy neck to get it down. No question that mine is an airtight fit -- your tubing must be slightly smaller.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:39 AM   #5
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I bought 1.25" outer diameter vinyl tubing from Home Depot. It fits perfectly. What size carboy do you have? I think one size has a different diameter than all the rest.
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this is for my 6.5er... about how much did you pay for the HD tubing?
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Different sized neck
On six and a half gallon
One tube fits not all
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or you could make one of these:



leave all the joints slip fit for break down and cleaning
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Hey, here's an Idea.....

Don't you wish somewhere there was an article on Blow of tubes. Maybe a Blow Off 101 on a wiki or something.

Watch this space.
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this is for my 6.5er... about how much did you pay for the HD tubing?
I believe it was about $7 for four feet of tubing, if I recall correctly. Well worth it, since I plan on getting lots of use out of it.


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