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Fermentation is where beer is made. About 95 percent of what can go wrong or right with a beer happens in fermentation, so if you manage your fermentation properly, you will get a good beer.
Despite the potential risks for contamination, some brewers insist on fermenting in open containers.
Most of the time, I do just fine with the standard-issue airlocks you find at homebrew stores nationwide. But sometimes, an airlock just doesn’t cut it. And that’s when I bust out the heavy artillery. I’m talking about the blow-off tube.
Many homebrewers form very strong opinions regarding the secondary fermentor.