Blowoff Tubes

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Mountainbeers

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2009
Messages
473
Reaction score
0
Location
Morgantown, WV
Is there a general information blowoff tube thread?

Is the other end of the tube left open or is it sealed in some way to keep infection out?
 

Revvy

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 11, 2007
Messages
41,296
Reaction score
3,727
Location
"Detroitish" Michigan
It is put into a container of liquid..some use water, some use water/sanitizer, and some use vodka.

This is one using my 3-piece airlock mcguyvering from a couple years ago.

 

dataz722

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2007
Messages
37,116
Reaction score
3,064
Location
Middletown
Just make sure that whatever it is going into is below the fermenter so that you don't risk it siphoning back in.
 

Catt22

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
4,998
Reaction score
81
Just make sure that whatever it is going into is below the fermenter so that you don't risk it siphoning back in.
++1 This can be especially important if you are dropping the fermenter temperature for any reason. The temp change will cause the wort and air to contract and suck the contents of the blowoff jug back into the fermenter. If the jug is above the fermenter it can start siphoning the entire contents into your fermenter which could be very bad.
 
Top