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Old 12-08-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
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I only have one carboy left and its a 5 gallon. I lost about a half gallon of my belgian wit to the blowoff and dont want to lose a drop of the tripel since it costs so much to brew. Will it stay in the 5 gallon, or do I need to get another 6.5. Im trying to harvest some yeast from a bottle of chimay, but so far its not showing any activity. If it doesnt get going im going to use a wlp500 for trappist ales. Thanks.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:51 AM   #2
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Well, I'm kind of new, I've only got 8 batches under my belt, but two are trippels.
I used a 5 gallon carboy for one and a 6.5 for the other. I used a blowoff tube in both cases to good effect.

I didn't have a lot of problems in either case. No significant loss of beer through the blowout.

 
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:56 AM   #3
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Better to be safe than sorry...use a tube!
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:23 AM   #4
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no worries about using a blowoff tube, but I dont want it to blow a half gallon out through it. I always have plenty of room in my 6.5 carboy, but its full of fat tire. I was just wondering how much krausen is going to form and if it will stay in the 5 gallon carboy.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:00 AM   #5
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No way I lost 1/2 gallon. But your experience may vary

 
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