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Old 12-06-2011, 01:58 AM   #11
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you could be right as well, like i said it had been a while

prob better to error on the side of too small - would have for the blow off tube to blow off
i thought about doing that but wasn't sure if those diameters were too small and would get clogged up

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What keeps a fruit fly from buzzing up in there and drinking all your beer?
The airlock is still on there. I just put the bucket/war helmet on there in case the airlock got launched off. that way the airlock wouldn't hit my ceiling

 
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:19 AM   #12
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I've had a couple of situations where the blow off tube was necessary and that method worked fine. I think that the key is preventing too much pressure from building up in there

 
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:34 PM   #13
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What keeps a fruit fly from buzzing up in there and drinking all your beer?
The high CO2 levels do a good job of killing the little Fers before they get to it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #14
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Set that carboy in a plastic tub and you'll have a complete system. Looks like a good start though.
then put water in the bigger bucket to double as a three piece airlock with a frame to hold the top bucket down. you can even use the water in the bottom bucket as a swamp cooler.

 
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #15
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I love how everyone's input on my goofy picture has turned a bucket into blowoff protection, a second airlock, and a swamp cooler. your creativity is awesome

 
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #16
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How are you supposed to count the bubbles in your airlock to know when fermentation is complete?
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:03 PM   #17
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How are you supposed to count the bubbles in your airlock to know when fermentation is complete?
Put a small security camera inside and run the feed out to a monitor.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #18
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well obviously as soon as the bubbles on top of the beer go down it's ready to drink so i can just watch for that

 
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