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Old 09-27-2007, 03:51 AM   #1
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How hight should a conical be filled in order to avoid blowing off the air lock?


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Old 09-27-2007, 03:53 AM   #2
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I think about 3" of head space is probably adequate. Use a blow off tube at first, and you won't have to worry about the air lock popping off.


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Old 09-27-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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I always use a blow off tube with mine. The directions that came with my 7 gallon conical says never put more than 5.5 gallons into it for fermentating.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:37 PM   #4
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I left a good 5 inches on my Bierre de Garde in my 15 gallon mini-brew conical recently. It wasn't enough. The trappist yeast actually lifted the lid a good inch off the fermenter (I don't clamp it down. I think this was partly due to the large starter I made and the pure O2 I oxygenated with. I'll probably hook up a blow off tube on the Tripple I'm going to toss onto the cake in another week.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:57 AM   #5
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Thanks all u guys I,m planning to build a conical and i needed the info to get the measures right.

will be posting pictures soon.

BTW yuri's conical has been the model of what i'm planning. TY


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