bubbler vs. 3-piece

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bc23

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Alright, please be patient with these questions, but I just have no clue about these. How does the bubbler work?? I've read that the bubbler is better for a secondary so it can monitor the pressure inside...How do I do that?

I received a bubbler in one of my kits, but I've never used it, and have just been sticking with a 3-piece on my secondary. Should I use the bubbler instead?

Thanks much!
 

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Three piece is better, because its easier to clean.

The bubbler can monitor internal pressure, sure.... but what does that mean for your beer??? nothing, that's what.
 

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i noticed you can kind of monitor the pressure in the 3 piece. I just racked a brew to my secondary yesterday and i added 8 oz of malto dextrin. The small inner cup was resting all the way in the down position. This morning it creeped up a tiny little bit. I am assuming that the gas might be from the low amount of fermentable sugar in the malto dex being eaten by the yeast
 

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I like the "S" shape because it is easier to see movement, which, most times, absolutely farging does mean something about your beer.;)
 

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I use which ever I grab first from my box of stuff....

The three piece ones are easier to clean if you get krausen blown into it.
 

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The S-type will clog easier than the three-piece.

A blow-off tube is a better option that either of the above if you expect a very active fermentation (or if you have a small-ish carboy). Nobody likes cleaning up after a wort eruption.
 
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