Greetings. I just ordered the Surly Furious extract kit and have been wondering about needing blow-off tubing. I currently use a 7.5 gallon fermentation bucket (from a wine making kit) as my primary fermentation and typically rack to a 6 gallon carboy. After reading some of the comments on the kit, it appears some have had some krausen explosions. I don’t currently have any blow-off tubing, but figured I could use the tubing from my racking cane and attach it to the airlock ‘center post’ and run it into a bucket of sanitizing solution if I needed to.
Do you think that the 7.5 gallon bucket would have enough room to not worry about blow-off tubing, or should I just go ahead and attach it for the first several days of active fermentation? Will be using a 2000ml yeast starter, so I’m leaning towards the ‘safe’ route if it will fit.
Also plan to initially rack from the bucket to a carboy and then rack back to the bucket (after cleaning of course) for the dry hopping after reading that many people had their muslin bags get stuck in the carboy.
I appreciate any insight you’ll be able to lend. Thanks!