Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Blowoff hose
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
Zappa42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Carrollton, TX
Posts: 40
Default Blowoff hose

Hi guys,

I am currently brewing my first ever batch of homebrew. I am using a 6 gallon bucket with an airlock for the primary fermenter and I am planning on moving it to a 2nd stage carboy (5 gal) after a few days.

About 12 hours after the fermentation started the airlock started to foam. I figured I needed to remove it an use an blowoff hose. This seems to be working ok. I have the hose running to a pan (did not have a jar avaliable at the time). I am concerned now because I have seen people saying the end of the hose needs to be in a sanitizing solution. I do not have it in a solution. Is this going to mess my batch up??


Zappa42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
Kevin K
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kevin K's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 363
Default

That is a great sign. Congrats on your first batch.

Don't sweat it. Do you have the end of the hose under water? If so, you'll be ok.

What are you brewing?


__________________
Up next: Bitter Red Ale
Fermenting/clearing: Bitter Red Ale
On Tap: American Wheat & Oatmeal Stout
Kevin K is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
TheJadedDog
AFK ATM
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TheJadedDog's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: People's Republic of Cambridge
Posts: 3,323
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

You should be okay as long as the hose was sanitized; with the CO2 blowing out it is unlikely anything from the water will make its way into your beer. In the future, I'd recommend having the end in sanitizer solution though.

As for your plan to rack to secondary, there is no problem with that, just make sure your fermentation is finished before you rack or you risk stalling it. I'd suggest waiting 7 days from brew day then taking hydrometer readings on consecutive days, if the reading remains unchanged, go ahead and rack it.
__________________
And now we go AG!

On Tap: Nadda
Primary: Nadda
Planning: Extra Special Bitter
TheJadedDog is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
Zappa42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Carrollton, TX
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin K
That is a great sign. Congrats on your first batch.

Don't sweat it. Do you have the end of the hose under water? If so, you'll be ok.

What are you brewing?
Thanks for the reply. I am brewing one of the Coopers Lagers kits. I figured it would be a good starting beer.

I actually did not have the hose in water either. I added water to the pan after about 12 hours - after I started thinking about it. I guess I kinda stressed when I saw the airlock foaming up and didn't think it fully through.
Zappa42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
when to go from blowoff hose to fermentation lock chelero Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 02-09-2009 08:51 PM
Blowoff Hose or Airlock? RonRock Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 08-26-2008 06:41 PM
Blowoff hose requirements dpt222 General Techniques 4 01-05-2008 07:14 PM
Question About Blowoff hose kc_lupo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 10-16-2006 05:53 PM
Length of Blowoff hose? D-brewmeister General Techniques 4 03-07-2005 04:59 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS