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Old 01-22-2009, 03:59 AM   #1
Jan 2009
Posts: 15

I just put my 4th batch in a new glass 6 gal carboy, its a bavarian hefe extract from northern brewer I used a stopper and reg airlock. Should I put a blow off tube on it?

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Old 01-22-2009, 04:11 AM   #2
Sep 2005
Concord, MA
Posts: 167

For a hefe...hehe... yes use a blowoff
Primary 1: Palace Bitter
Primary 2: BC Rouge Dead Guy Clone
Primary 3: Hefeweizen
Secondary 1: Traditional Mead
Secondary 2: Toasty Palace ESB
Bottle Con: Goats Heavy Scrotum Porter
Bottled: Nothing:(
Next: APA or Irish Red

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Old 01-22-2009, 04:14 AM   #3
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Dec 2008
Encinitas, CA, CA
Posts: 75

Ah, yes! I just did the same with a Hefe in a 6.5 gallon. I heard some funny noise in my garage and went to open my chest freezer. Right at that moment I got shot in the eye by a stream of yeast exploding from the airlock. It went everywhere. Took 40 minutes to clean up the garage and had to go in the house where the wife and kids could laugh and point. Be careful when taking out the airlock.

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