How much do you like washing down the walls and ceiling? With an airlock you might not need to but with a blowoff you nearly certainly will not. Unless you have a very large headspace, the blowoff is the safe choice.I’m brewing a black IPA tomorrow. My target OG is 1.067. Should I use a standard airlock or a blow off hose during fermentation?
It’s a 1” hose. The sanitizer is about a third of the way up the 64 oz growler.Same comment on the kink.
I really don't think those small hoses really do the job, they too can become blocked. I use a 1.25 inch hose that fits in place of the bung.
Did you remove the X from the bottom of the airlock?
How much water (sanitizer) is in the jug? It only needs to be just above the hose. With cold temp swings, the beer can suck the fluid back into the fermenter.
I also normally spund my fermentations in lieu of a traditional airlock or blowoff. But for high gravity worts I start with a blowoff and switch to spunding as soon as CO2 production slows noticeably.I don't even bother anymore. I ferment with a spunding valve set very low. (2-3 psi)