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Old 06-01-2007, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Buckets and blow off tubes

I'm making a Wit this weekend and know that I'll need to use a blow off tube. Typically, I'll use a bucket as a primary, but that's always with an air lock. Is there any technique for using a blow off tube with a bucket and lid?


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Old 06-01-2007, 11:32 PM   #2
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All I do is set the bucket in a sink and put a pint glass over the hole. When the foam starts to settle, I remove the glass, put an air lock on and hose it off.



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Old 06-02-2007, 12:53 AM   #3
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Can't you just stick the hose right into the lid directly? Mine fits really snug in the hole.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:58 AM   #4
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Look at mine here, works great, super easy to adapt to anything...

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The siphon tubing that I have fits into the grommet in the lid of my bucket just fine. I believe it's 5/16" ID vinyl tubing.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:58 AM   #6
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I took a look at what I have on hand. I have a bunch of air locks. I whacked the piece that goes through the grommet off the airlock. I attached a piece of syphon hose to this. It will go through the grommet just like the air lock. I'll report how it works for me.

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Old 06-02-2007, 02:22 AM   #7
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Make sure you cut off the bottom of that airlock stem too, if it has the "cross hair" thing on it.. make sure it is just an open tube, no obsructions... those will get clogged and explode...
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:34 PM   #8
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Yep, already cut that off. Thanks for the input.
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You can just stick a hose on the top of the airlock tube and run it into a bucket of sanitized water. When it slows down wash it and put the airlock back.
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My heffe rocket out for a couple days... I have to place an airlock on it today at some point since it is almost done. Bottling this week, sending to a comp. in a week!

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