www.Bacchus-Barleycorn.com6633 Nieman Rd., Shawnee, KS 66203     Questions? CALL: (913) 962-2501
Separator
Product Search    
Separator
Products
Separator
Acids
Additives
Bacchus Batches Beer Kits
Books
Bottles, Openers & Racks
Cappers & Corkers
Cheese
Cider
Cleaners & Sanitizers
Closures
Cordials
Crushers & presses
Equipment Kits
Fermentors
Filters
Finings
Flavorings
Funnels
Gift Certificates
Grain mills
Grains
Grapes
Honey
Hops
Kegging
Kettles & Cookers
Labels
Locks & Stoppers
Malt Extracts
Miscellaneous
Oak chips, beans & staves
Racking & Syphoning
Soda extracts
Spigots & Bungs
Spoons, paddles & bags
Sugars
Testing & Cleaning Supplies
Vinegar mothers
Water Treatment
Wine Kits, Concentrates & Fruit
Wort chillers
Yeast
Separator
Information  
Shipping & Returns
About Us
Map/Driving Directions
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Newsletter Archive
Contact Us
FAQ
Site Map
Separator

Blow-Off/Blow-By Hose

by Alberta Rager
Separator

Blow-off hose

As warm weather is approaching and wheat beer production increases, it might be prudent to revisit the blow-by or blow-off hose. During fermentation the production of a large amount of foam in the carboy (or bucket) increases as the temperature increases and the percentage of wheat albeit grain or extract is increased. Now I know there are a bunch of brewers getting ready to make wheat and wit beers for the summer festivities. So, save yourself the clean-up time and mess by using a blow-by hose in your carboy during the vigorous fermentation which occurs during the first three to five days.

A blow-by or blow-off hose is simply a 1 inch id hose which will snugly fit into the neck of the carboy with the other end in a bucket of water. This will allow the excess foam to run out the hose into the bucket of water rather than blowing the airlock off. When the fermentation begins to slow, replace the blow-by hose with an airlock.Now, folks who are fermenting in a bucket have to hope the airlock doesn't get clogged causing the lid to be blown off by an active fermentation. There really isn't a good way to use a blow-off hose on a bucket. Putting a hose in a lid grommet or a hose on the center of a three piece lock doesn't increase the diameter of the opening and can easily become clogged still resulting in vigorous fermentation blowing out the airlock or blowing off the lid.

 

This article was published on Tuesday April 01, 2014.
Separator
Separator
Separator