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Old 09-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Ever need a blowoff tube for a 6 gallon bucket?

Only 7 brews in, but even the most vigorous fermentation hasn't got close to filling the headspace in my brewing bucket.

About to try a AHS cascadian dark kit, adding 2 alcohol boost packs, yeast fuel, then pitching 2 packs of US-05 -- will I need to swap out to a blowoff setup, or are issues more commonly found brewing bigger beers in carboys rather than buckets?


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Old 09-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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Someday you will wish you had/used a blow-off. It may be when you push the limits and fill the bucket up higher than normal, it maybe when you try a Belgian with a decent yeast, it may be when the temperature run away from you, it may be when you get lazy and decide to dump the brew on a whole yeast cake. When-ever it happens it will be when you least expect it, and will make a mess.


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Old 09-03-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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yup.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #4
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After 2nd brew that got to the top of the neck in my BB, I now always fit a blow off. I have read of washing the ceiling.... I don't want to do that so....
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I have a few with minor blow off. As a safety measure I awlays start with a blowoff tube. Much easier than mopping the ceiling.
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Yes, the third brew that I ever did was a RIS. It I had to put a blow off on the bucket and tie it with string so it would not blow off the top.


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