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Old 11-25-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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Default Have you done open fermentation??

Does any body out there often use open fermentation? Im brewing a wheat beer this weekend and was thinking of doing the classic open fermentation.
Do you have a special box built? Super clean room?
Or should i just stick with a blow off tube?
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:30 AM   #2
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I used an open top fermenter for my Mead. If I was you I would just use a bolw off tube.
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Does any body out there often use open fermentation? Im brewing a wheat beer this weekend and was thinking of doing the classic open fermentation.
Do you have a special box built? Super clean room?
Nah, I fermented in plastic fermenters (buckets), loosely covered to protect beer from flys, spiders etc. There is enough CO2 to serve as protection blanket.

But now I starded doing extended primary, and I use airlock now - after a few days fermentation looses vigor, and I want to be able to shake fermenter from time to time, not causing oxidation.
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