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Old 02-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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After reading numerous posts concerning blow offs, dirty ceilings, etc, etc, etc, I decided to post this PSA.

ALWAYS, always, always use a blow off tube.

You cannot predict when it will happen. It can happen with ANY beer.

The prescription is not more cowbell, but a blow off tube.

Use it, Love it, Say goodbye to blow off mess, waste and beer loss.

really....use a blow off tube


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Old 02-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Can't. Can't stay away from my bubbling airlock right at eye level. The suspense in the very beggining and the crazy activity just pull me in. Also why I went with glass carboys. Guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I think I have 7 airlocks and I just brewed my first beer

(I do keep my carboy on a nice super fluffly/absorbent towel just in case)


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Old 02-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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I have glass carboys too. End of the blow off tube goes into a jar/bucket of water. I use a one gallon pickel jar. Bigger bubbles.......more fun. Pez.

 
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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Trokair- you have a dubbel in the FV right now and havent had a blow out? impressive.

Edit: and that nice fluffy towel will only soak up what comes out nicely down the side, not what blasts to the ceiling.

 
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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I have glass carboys too. End of the blow off tube goes into a jar/bucket of water. I use a one gallon pickel jar. Bigger bubbles.......more fun. Pez.
exactly what i was thinking. use a gallon jug and you get a nice sounding bubble too!! really tho, Pez, good post. there's been a lot of 'krausen in the airlock HELP' type threads lately.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:12 PM   #6
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Can't. Can't stay away from my bubbling airlock right at eye level. The suspense in the very beggining and the crazy activity just pull me in. Also why I went with glass carboys. Guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I think I have 7 airlocks and I just brewed my first beer

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You will change your mind when you're cleaning yeast off the ceiling.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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You will change your mind when you're cleaning yeast off the ceiling.
Thats what tge chest freezer is for. I have had only one blow off and it was more of a spill over. I have so much **** in there I don't have room for an extra jug. I know theres the risk but I need to ferment all the things. Worst case scenerio I just clean the freezer.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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Listening to blow off tube bubble farts is a lot more fun than watching an airlock

I use a 3 gallon bucket as my blow off solution with a little bleach to keep bugs out and it sounds like someone is on the can in my basement sometimes.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #9
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Fermcap-S. Use it. Love it. Have even less mess at the end of the day.

 
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #10
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Thats what tge chest freezer is for. I have had only one blow off and it was more of a spill over. I have so much **** in there I don't have room for an extra jug. I know theres the risk but I need to ferment all the things. Worst case scenerio I just clean the freezer.
Well sure... if you have a chest freezer. Some of us do not.


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