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Old 01-19-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Blow off tube whole fermentation?

Any reason not to use a blow off tube throughout fermentation? I changed to no-chill brewing and use kegs for primary. Unfortunately my kegs with airlocks don't fit in my fermentation chamber I built for carboys, but they do with blow off tubes.


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Old 01-19-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Nope, nothing wrong with it, a lot of people do....


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A blow off tube is technically an airlock, so there is no problem at all with using one for the entire fermentation.
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Logically I didn't see any problem with it. I just see threads about using a blow off tube for the first few days or so then switching to airlock. Never saw the point in the switch really.
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Mainly aesthetics and to tidy up the brew space so that you aren't tripping over hoses.


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