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Old 05-10-2011, 02:22 AM   #1
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And why oh why didn't i setup a blow off tube lol.. had a nice little mess in my ferment chamber it was off gassing real good so ill just let it ride out as i dont think anything could have gotten in even if it wanted to must have caught it at the start because it wasn't a huge mess.. had to sacrifice t my auto siphon tubing thow and parts of a airlock
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:26 AM   #2
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HA! I just purchased replacement auto-siphon tubing last week for the same reason. Since this past new years eve I use blow off tubes for all of my primary fermenters. I had two airlocks blow off in my shower. Nothing says happy new year like cleaning porter off of your ceiling with a headache.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:29 AM   #3
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Yep, I'm on a mini-crusade to get people to use blowoffs.

Cheers! Pez.

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
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I'm so thankful I used a blow off tube for my first carboy fermentation. I needed it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:11 AM   #5
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Now, I'm still only using a bucket for primary, but if you use a 6.5 gallon glass carboy for primary, do you still need a blowoff tube, or is that just for the 5 gallon carboy?

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:24 AM   #6
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i've needed a blowoff tube twice in years of brewing. main thing i do is, when i take it in the house to ferment, i put it in a tote, then add the yeast. i use dry yeast, though, which rarely builds up the fermentation to need a blowoff
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:29 AM   #7
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love my 6.5 gallon for 5 gallons batches. not saying i won't ever need a blowoff tube but that is a lot more space for stuff to go.

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:13 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CHefJohnboyardee View Post
love my 6.5 gallon for 5 gallons batches. not saying i won't ever need a blowoff tube but that is a lot more space for stuff to go.
Rig a blowoff tube even on your buckets, even if you just add some tubing to a three piece airlock.

This is what the bottom of my bucket lid looks like every time I brew my rye


So, hook up a hose for the first couple days. It's a couple bucks, and while you might not have needed it yet, you'll be happy you had it when you finally do.

 
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