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Yeast strains that require a blow off tube

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by blacklabelbrewer, May 26, 2012.

  1. Which strains of yeast do you use that require a blow off tube, and what is your original gravity? Feel free to list ambient temps if available.

    *Note: I ask because I'm going to switch to a better bottle as my primary, so if you don't use a BB please note which vessel you use for primary fermentation.
  2. NiceFly

    NiceFly Savant (395) Tajikistan Dec 22, 2011

    3787. pretty much any gravity. bucket.
  3. jmw

    jmw Savant (440) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

    I use a blow-off for all because no 2 are alike, even with the same yeast. Better safe.
  4. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (450) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006 Verified

    I don't use one at all. 7 gallon (to the top) bucket.
    Only once did I have an issue that one may have helped. I used nutrient in the starter and then again in the boil. pretty much blew the lid off. Since then I've just nutriented the starter, and haven't had a problem.
  5. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (480) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I use the 6.5 gal ale pales. I use a blow off on all my beers because it's as easy as an air lock to attach. I'd especially recommend a blow off with wheat strains. These are usually fermented about 5F higher than my typical ales. Antifoam is also a great way to avoid fermentation messes.