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Old 02-12-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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do i need to put my blow off tube in a jug of water

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Yes. Putting the outlet end in water turns it into an airlock, which will keep foreign nasties from infecting your beer.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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Yes like this


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Old 02-14-2012, 03:22 AM   #4
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i use starsan instead of water in my blowoff bucket/jug thingy.

i guess with all that CO2 not much chance of anything climbing back thru the tube but that's just how i roll.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:11 AM   #5
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Yes. Putting the outlet end in water turns it into an airlock, which will keep foreign nasties from infecting your beer.
better than water is a sanitizer (star-san, etc) solution.

here's my latest blowoff setup. fermentation was very active when i took this picture, the escaping CO2 was creating all the bubbles in the sanitizer vessel.
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