« on: September 11, 2010, 02:41:04 PM »
Yes... more info please. 1012 is more like an FG than an OG. I made many extract batches in the beginning that had completely off hydrometer readings. Several reasons...
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Pre-cut 3.5ft. section of clear 1" OD vinyl tubing. Fits directly in the neck of standard or acid-style glass carboys. immerse the other end in a bucket of sanitizer to manage blowoff during primary fermentation.
but will it be safe to let these beers sit until i keg them in about three or so weeks? once it stops and the co2 goes, would i then be exposed to contamination?
since CO2 is heavier than air you shouldn't worry. when you remove the airlock, you'll still have a blanket of co2 on your beer. i would remove the blow-off tube and put an airlock on it. you'll probably get some bubbling and that will make you feel better! i like the universal carboy bung (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/universal-carboy-bung-drilled.html) that you can put an airlock in rather than the orange caps myself.