From the HBD Archive
Subject: Blow-off tubes
Date: 1990-04-09 15:43:18 GMT

Recent postings on violent blow-offs have prompted me to comment on the
blow off tube that my brewing partner bought from our local supply shop.

The "Pine Island Cheese Mart" of Pine Island, MN, sells 5 gallon carboys
for about $15 and blow off tubes for $5. The tube is four feet long and
has and outside diameter of about 2 inches. It fits _very_ snugly into
the neck of the carboy. The inside diameter is about 1.5 inches.

I cannot imagine brewing anything that could clog this blowoff tube.
Well, OK. I have a pretty vivid imagination, but I wouldn't want to
drink anything that clogged this tube.

I haven't seen anything like this in the mail order catalogs that I have
aquired. Does anybody else use a blowoff tube this size? Would
something like this help prevent (recently chronicled) wort eruptions?

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Mayo Foundation, Rochester MN, 55905 USA (507) 284-2702
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