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Old 02-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
Mar 2012
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Thought I would post this after reading many "why use blowoff tubes" threads in the past.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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Yup! It's amazing how some yeast just goes nuts!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
Apr 2012
Crestwood, KY
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Started using a blowoff tube (3/8" id) two brews ago. But this last brew blew the top off my ferm bucket, and it fits tight too. It was a high gravity dubbel. Not sure what to do to prevent this next time. Duct tape the top on, or make the hole bigger and get a bigger tube?

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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Sometimes I have to tape the tube to the bucket lid.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:33 AM   #5
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I've never used my blow-off tube with my airlock...I'll have to do that next time.

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