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Old 04-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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I tried searching, but didn't find this question answered...

If your fermentation has completed in primary (say 3 weeks), is there any threat of a krausen build up when you rack to a carboy? My gut is saying no, so I'd rather not have to setup the tubing.

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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No you shouldn't need a blowoff in secondary, unless you are adding additional fermentables, which even then you may not need it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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Not necessary. Your gut is correct. Reward it with some beer.

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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No, it is not needed. Brew should be at or near fg so there should not be any kraussen spewing out at that time.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Not necessary. Your gut is correct. Reward it with some beer.
Good idea!

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #6
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Unless you racked early and fermentation was nowhere near completed...

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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Still put an airlock on. But a blowoff tube is overkill.

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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You won't need a blow off for your beer, but it's always good to treat yourself to a blow off any time!

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