The calculator is for estimating the viability of the yeast in the slurry. You can use Mrmalty to estimate the percentage of the slurry which is yeast.
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Yes.Only if the fermentation bucket or carboy is to small for the volume of the wort.
Buckets are more likely to blow their lid across the room and a blow-off tube won't prevent that 100%. Same for the airlock. If it comes down to a burping lid it's really no big deal. Seriously. It doesn't need to be hermetically sealed.
All personal preference of course.
The airlock really isn't necessary during your primary fermentation. As long as the bucket is in a secure place- no kids or pets messing with it- laying the lid on the bucket without snapping it down is sufficient.Is this the best advice for a new brewer? Perhaps recommend a blow off assembly during the initial fermentation, then changing to an airlock.
There'll be more than enough positive co2 pressure to keep any thing out and once the bulk of fermentation is done (3-4 days) the lock can be installed and the lid snapped down.
Congrats on the first batch! Will taste great!
I did use the calculator and came up with OG of 1.053 and FG of 1.015
I also took a hydrometer reading and it came out to 1.015
It looks like it might be time to bottle soon.
I think I'll wait a few days and do another reading and see if it's the same...
I would suspect a dirty bottle was filled when you are using the carbonation drops and still get geysers. What is your bottle cleaning and sanitation regime?I wash the bottles in mild dish washing liquid and as hot water as I can stand. The about 10 min before I bottle I hit it with a dosage of star san. Then bottle and drop a carb drop in and cap
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