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Old 05-12-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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I just brewed a hefe and used a blow off tube because things starting going CRAZY. Can I leave this setup in until fermentation is done or should I switch back to an actually airlock? Thx.


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Old 05-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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Leave it as long as you need to.

I've got a black IPA that I left hooked up to the blow off for a week. Things calmed down, so I put the airlock on it - came home from work to a plugged airlock - it had gotten happy again. (this particular batch did that twice on me! - and it's sitting at 65F)


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I only change back if I need the blowoff tube for a new batch, or I want to lessen the space taken up with the blowoff assembly for some reason.
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Thx. I'll just leave it hooked up.
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Keep in mind that your blowoff tube IS an airlock. Just a really big one.

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