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Old 02-22-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
Feb 2008
San Diego
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So I bought a 6.5 gallon carboy and figured I didn't need to get a blow off tube. WRONG-O BONG-O

Here is my MacGyver'd blow off tube. How do I make a proper blow off tube?

I feel very silly right now.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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That is indeed very MacGyver.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:36 AM   #3
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Basically with a drilled bung and some tubing.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:55 AM   #4
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San Diego
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In the morning I'll go get a proper blow off tube. Ugh. I do not want to screw this beer up.

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:11 PM   #5
Feb 2011
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Looks pretty cool to me, very creative!

If it's working, why worry about it?
"EC-1118 is a monster yeast. But it is also clean and quick. Like a humane serial killer."

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2 Gal: Big Ol' Barleywine
5 Gal: Graham's English Cider
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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Picture of the day right there, folks.

That's actually pretty cool.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:18 PM   #7
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Hey your carboy is turning into Howie Mandel back in the 80's!
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #8
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That pic made my morning. Your carboy, like a one-armed smurf, has one blue, four-fingered hand.

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:27 PM   #9
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St Louis, MO
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That's awesome!! I was hoping for pics of a wort bomb, but that's even better!!
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Bottled/Kegged: Red Rye IPA, Wesside Trip(Westmalle Tripel clone), ESB, Lil Trap (4% Trappist Starter Batch), Robust (Pumpkin) Porter, 3% Little Hopper, "Slick Rick" Old Engine Oil Clone(oaked w/ vanilla and balvenie scotch), Imperial RyePA,
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:07 PM   #10
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MacGyver would be proud!
Hell, I'm proud!
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