changing blowoff water

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scottfro

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is it a good idea to change the blow off water occasionally as it gets pretty brown and i'm wondering if this increases risk of contamination?
 

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No, just detatch it from the carboy before lifting the hose so none runs back in.

In Europe there is 300 year old chicken broth that was placed in a glass container strikingly similar to a carboy with a blowoff.

The broth was boiled in the glass bubble and has been left ever since. Bacteria cannot travel up the tube and into the closed space to contaminate it.
 

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I usually put my tube into sanitzer solution and I don't change it. I would suggest doing the same, you can even use diluted bleach solution...
 
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