blow off tubes

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blow off tubes

Post by fermentor » Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:09 am

i was wondering what is the best system for blow off tubes. never had to use them. just use the airlock right now. thanks.

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Post by littlehop » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:49 am

the blow off tube is handy when you have an enegetic start to your fermentation, I started using a blowoff tube when I came home from !&%@ to find my airlock ten feet from the carboy and yeast on the ceiling in the kitchen, I thought that was pretty cool but the wife didn't seem to agree.Large sanitized hose works well, run it into a one gallon extract jar with a quart of water in the bottom to create an airlock, after about two days you can usually switch to the airlock.
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Here's My Setup

Post by wottaguy » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:02 am

I use a universal Bung and a 3/8 hose attached to a piece of a racking cane. From there the hose is led into a 1 gal bottle half filled with water and iodophor solution. No way is anything gonna contaminate the wort! You can see it here:

Hope this helps!

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