Yeast strains that require a blow off tube

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

  1. blacklabelbrewer

    blacklabelbrewer Jan 27, 2011 California

    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 Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

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

    jmw Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

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

    JrGtr Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    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 Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    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.
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