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Old 07-11-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Gonna be brewing AHBS belgian wit on sunday, im gonna be pitching a starter from whitelabs belgian wit yeast. Was wondering if i should just go right for a blowoff tube for this one? i have a feeling it will need it.


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If you think you will, you might as well. Not like it's going to hurt it.


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I say you should brew the beer and then put it on a scale. If the combined weight of the beer and the bucket are more than 34 pounds, use a blowoff tube. Otherwise you should be safe. If you're using a carboy, this equation will not work.
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I say you should brew the beer and then put it on a scale. If the combined weight of the beer and the bucket are more than 34 pounds, use a blowoff tube. Otherwise you should be safe. If you're using a carboy, this equation will not work.
i'll be using a bucket for primary. Never heard of doing that before, whats the theory behind it?
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The first answer was right and I'm bored.

Although, if you think about it I should have said something more along the lines of 43 pounds. 8 pounds to a gallon of normal water plus whatever saturation of sugars, etc. in the bucket could probably give you a reasonable estimation of the headroom left in a standard bucket, giving more room for krausen, which means there'd be less chance of a blowoff.

I'd say just use the tube.
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The first answer was right and I'm bored.

Although, if you think about it I should have said something more along the lines of 43 pounds. 8 pounds to a gallon of normal water plus whatever saturation of sugars, etc. in the bucket could probably give you a reasonable estimation of the headroom left in a standard bucket, giving more room for krausen, which means there'd be less chance of a blowoff.

I'd say just use the tube.
Man that was classic. I should have waited on my reply.


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