36 hours ago I brewed a BIG red ale and pitched some kick-ass WLP001. The picture on the left is what I had late last night (24 hr in). Made me a little nervous. And this morning the krausen had nearly reached the stopper.
In the pre-work morning rush I rigged up this blow-off tube with a 1/4" tubing, the universal stopper, my 6 gal brew kettle (the most readily available container), a HUGE binder clip (for weight), 2 qt. of water, and a little sanitizer.
With a little coercion, the tube fit tightly into the stopper and CO2 starting bubbling in the kettle.
This got me thinking, what's the best way to do this? What size tubing? The elevation of the container vs. the elevation of the vessel? How much water? Sanitize it all?
ps- don't mind my cluttered closet