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Old 05-13-2011, 05:05 AM   #11
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That is a 15 gallon "bucket" with 10 gallons of wort in it - krausen doesn't even come close to the top...but if it does I will take a pic and post it as that would be one hell of a sight to see!


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Old 05-13-2011, 05:18 AM   #12
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That is a 15 gallon "bucket" with 10 gallons of wort in it - krausen doesn't even come close to the top...but if it does I will take a pic and post it as that would be one hell of a sight to see!
I think you missed my point. If you had a lid on that you wouldn't need a blow off because it's big enough. If you had a fermenter that needed a blowoff, simply getting rid of the lid isn't going to solve the issue of krausen reaching the limits of the fermenter's volume. Open fermentation doesn't solve the OP's problem.


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Old 05-13-2011, 05:38 AM   #13
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I think you missed my point. If you had a lid on that you wouldn't need a blow off because it's big enough. If you had a fermenter that needed a blowoff, simply getting rid of the lid isn't going to solve the issue of krausen reaching the limits of the fermenter's volume. Open fermentation doesn't solve the OP's problem.
Gotcha...I don't know that much of anything, anyway! Sorry OP.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #14
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I think you missed my point. . . Open fermentation doesn't solve the OP's problem.
Let's not turn this into a flame war, but jmo's point, and mine with my comment, is that your reply, beerspitnight, didn't serve to answer the OP's question and didn't really further the knowledge that was being requested. Yes, if someone were to open ferment in the way you do then they probably wouldn't have those issues, but your reply is like telling someone who's having trouble with their chevy to go buy a ford.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:30 PM   #15
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I always use a blow off tube to begin with. If I count the times that I have had wort in my blow off.......I have saved days and days of cleaning up a mess....worth it to me!
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:36 PM   #16
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I use a blowoff tube for about a week, then switch to an airlock.


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