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Old 12-10-2008, 04:18 AM   #1
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What's the best way to do a blow off system-my head/kraussen is creeping up close to the air lock! I have an orange cap with two little neck things to put the air lock and a blow off tube into a bucket of water: should i just use the blow off tube and no airlock or use both?! QUICK! Thanks.

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:22 AM   #2
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i would attach a three foot (at least) tube to the slanted neck, once you have the other end in a glass of water and vodka (for example) take the air lock off the other neck and put a cap on it. set the glass next to your container on the floor...

be sure to sanitize properly...
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:23 AM   #3
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thanks. its done but the only tubing i have is about 4 ft. i sanitized everything and ran it into some water i boiled. in a matter of minutes it was travelling up the neck of my betterbottle.

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:29 AM   #4
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You can also just take the air lock off, and put the tube into the hole in the top of the fermenter bucket. Then just put the tube into a jug of water. A growler works good. This is what I do, and it works fine.

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:37 AM   #5
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yea its good. minor crisis averted.

 
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