Replacing airlock for blow off tube, mid-fermentation?

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DoctorDuvel

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Hi peeps - looking for some quick advice...

I brewed a cream ale last night and used a Better Bottle carboy for fermentation, since the bucket is already in use. Now I see the krausen action coming through the airlock - not necessarily making a big mess (yet), but going pretty steady. I didn't think about using a blow off tube until now. I'm kind of thinking it's probably not a good idea to switch out the airlock (standard 3-piece) for the blow off tube during mid-fermentation but I fear that clogging might become an issue. Is there anything I should do?
 
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that was actually pretty easy...gently removed the air lock, a lot of hissing, but no explosions...immediately inserted the sanitized tube...the other end already sitting in the sanitized blow off jug (used a gallon water container)...no problem...thanks for the push, northenlad!
 
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