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Old 04-29-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a decent homemade solution to fitting a blow off tube to a Better Bottle? I see they have specially drilled stoppers now for the Better Bottle, but I need something RIGHT NOW!

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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I use an orange carboy cap with vinyl tubing over one of the outlets. Thus far no blow-off, but I'm good to go if a wild fermentation ever occurs.

Some people say the orange carboy caps don't seal well on BB's, but they seem to on mine.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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You can also attach a piece of tubing over the lower piece of a three piece airlock. This has always worked for me.

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:25 AM   #4
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You can also attach a piece of tubing over the lower piece of a three piece airlock. This has always worked for me.
+1 That's what I use and never had a problem... even with serious blow-off fermentations, though I remember wondering if it could withstand the pressure, but it alyways did.

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:01 AM   #5
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Great suggestions guys. I have both an orange carboy cap (didn't realize I could get a tube into the larger hole, but I can). I have quite a few three piece airlocks too, so I guess I am good to go. Thanks all!!

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:51 AM   #6
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With the orange carboy cap, i fit the orange 'nipple' part inside a larger-diameter tube.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:10 AM   #7
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why not this?


 
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:06 AM   #8
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That's no Better Bottle, my friend.

You must have been bored to create that one.

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:42 PM   #9
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I realise that it isn't a BB but that blowoff, (which incidently works like a champ) would work just as well wouldn't it? Just drop the bottom into a jug of sani and your golden

 
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:26 AM   #10
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Does anyone have a decent homemade solution to fitting a blow off tube to a Better Bottle? I see they have specially drilled stoppers now for the Better Bottle, but I need something RIGHT NOW!
er...what exactly do you have at your disposal if grabbing a #10 bung is out of the question?

 
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