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Old 01-29-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Brewing my first batch, I had to rig up a blowout tube from my airlock tonight to avoid some major messiness. I have it running to a bucket with some water in it. Do I need to keep the bucket with water in it sanitized?

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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no you dont, just replace it with an airlock after major ferm is done


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Old 01-29-2013, 01:09 AM   #3
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Nah. The high amount of co2 in the tube will kill anything trying to migrate up it.

But since you have water so close to your bucket, I would toss some star San in it, just in case something happens while you have the top off.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:10 AM   #4
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Most people dilute some starsan or iodophor in the water. I've done it with both and with plain water and have never had a problem.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:18 AM   #5
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Cool, I'll throw some StarSan in there.

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:12 AM   #6
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I usually put the blow-off hose into a bottle of cheap vodka. Works wonders.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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Straight water in my 1 gallon milk jug. I have 100% no fear of infection doing it this way. Kinda like having a fear something is going to go up and in your tailpipe while your car is running.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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Is it normal to accumulate krausen in the blow out tubing?

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #9
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Is it normal to accumulate krausen in the blow out tubing?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:22 PM   #10
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Yup
Thanks! Every little change is making me nervous this first batch.



 
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