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Old 01-30-2013, 05:26 AM   #11
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Never been accused of being not wordy enough.

Translation: what he said.


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Old 01-30-2013, 05:46 AM   #12
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^ LOL me neither actually. It was ironic I could even think of a cliff notes version. I do think your answer was far more informative and technically superior. But OP DID say he was lazy!


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Old 01-30-2013, 05:49 AM   #13
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I just start with blow off tube...no worries.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:54 AM   #14
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For Eyedoc:

LOL..I just had a thought. Our posts are kinda like Palmer's book. One part basic steps, other part technical goldmine.

Yeah, I've been drinking my 9.5% DIPA tonight too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #15
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I just start with blow off tube...no worries.
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Hook up the blow off from the start=no worries throughout fermentation!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:03 AM   #16
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Ha, I like how my question implies that I'm lazy! It's more of an issue of space (brewing in a cool brewing bag in a tiny closet in a tiny apartment) than of time/effort. I just let it blow out the air lock and it stopped after 24 hours. Crisis averted, all good now.

Is there truth to the quote that increased pressure promotes C02 development over alcohol development? I'd never heard that before, but I learn new things every time I brew.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 AM   #17
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You are simultaneously producing CO2 and C2H5OH (ethanol). Those are the products of alcoholic fermentation. You cannot do one without the other or change the ratio. If you're talking about fusel alcohols, that's a different question.
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Can a blow off tube for a carboy fit in a one piece air lock? I don't have one to check it out. I've seen pictures of plastic fermentors with a 1" ID hose but wasn't sure how they were connected. I used 3/8" hose last time on a big beer and was worried it was going to stop up.
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Can a blow off tube for a carboy fit in a one piece air lock?
I just had to do this for the first time.

I went to the LHBS and told them I needed a blowoff tube for my carboy and they sold me a three piece airlock and (I think) 7/16" ID tubing. I heated up the tubing end and slipped it over the interior post of the airlock. The other two pieces are not used. Tubing is relatively stiff and doesn't kink at the bend. It's bubbling away right now.

A bigger ID tubing would probably work for the one piece airlock.
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I just use foil on all my beers thru karausen . With airlocks when plugged create back pressure and yeast switch modes from creating alcohol and co2 to just co2 . Not including possible undesirable esters and the risk of having an airlock hit the ceiling .
Now while using a blowoff tube works . I'm too lazy to clean one .
I'm guessing wortmonger would beg to differ with you. Have you read his thread on "Pressurized Fermentation?" Lots of people do it.


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