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Old 06-11-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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I've had my carboy going on 5 weeks now. After first day I had to replace airlock with blow off tube. No big deal. Should I have taken the blow off tube out after things settled down and put back in place the airlock?


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Old 06-11-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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No need to remove the blow off tube. Think of it as a giant airlock.


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Old 06-11-2012, 03:57 AM   #3
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If you are going to cold crash your beer then I would take the blow off tube out and replace it with the airlock due to suck back, otherwise, just leave the blow off tube in there.

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No need to remove the blow off tube. Think of it as a giant airlock.
This. If I do switch to an airlock from a blowoff tube, I like to do it while the blow off tube is still bubbling several times a minute. This way you know the postive pressure of the escaping c02 will prevent any chance of oxidation during the switch.

It's probably overly anal, but I just try to reduce the chance for oxidation whenever possible.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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Awesome. Thanks for the response.


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