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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2011, 03:37:02 PM »
Gotcha, will have to see what I can rig up
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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 03:44:09 PM »
If you don't want to use a blowoff tube, you can just loosely cover the fermenter with foil/paper towel/whatever if it's a carboy or leave the lid loose if it's a bucket.

Also, I just looked at the recipe, and I would absolutely, 100%, no doubt in my mind, leave out the maltodextrin - even replace it with sugar if you want. In a tripel, that's just bizarre.
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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2011, 03:49:50 PM »
LOL.....ok

what kind of sugar?
and how much, the same amount?
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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2011, 04:05:18 PM »
B, and you have to promise you'll never do it again!  ;)

Unless it tastes really good and then it becomes your secret recipe.
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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2011, 04:18:59 PM »
what kind of sugar?
and how much, the same amount?

Table sugar or corn sugar, whatever you have around will work. Using the same amount would keep the OG the same, but you're talking about a difference of around 0.004 SG, so it isn't critical.
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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2011, 04:19:52 PM »
What if I killed the maltodextrin and didn't use the dry yeast?
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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2011, 04:37:12 PM »
What if I killed the maltodextrin and didn't use the dry yeast?
It's not going to change the gravity that much, I still think you're better off using the dry packet with the liquid yeast.
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2011, 04:38:33 PM »
I'm nervous.....can you tell?
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2011, 04:41:40 PM »
Yeah ;D

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Re: Noob Question
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2011, 07:10:55 AM »
With a triple it's a good bet you should use a blow off tube for the first few days.  Better safe than mopping the ceiling.

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