OK Folks, I'm gettin' ready to brew a partial grain Oktoberfest, but have read in some interesting threads about the problem with lots of extract and the problem of BOOM--exploding fermenters.
I think I have a solution for mine, but wanted to make sure I was doing it right. I have a 5-gallon carboy, and I will hook up a 1 1/4 inch (outside diameter) hose as a blow off.
Here's the details of the ingredients:
3# Amber Extract
3# Pale Extract
2# Wheat Extract
1 1/2# Pilsner malt
1# Munich Malt
3/4# Dark Crystal Malt
1 oz hallertaur (bittering)
1 oz hallertaur (flavoring)
1 1/4 # DME (priming)
Am I good to go with this set up, or should I stick with my 6.8 gallon bucket with a blow off hose?
Thanks for any and all input, suggestions, naysayers, soothsayers, doomsayers, etc!