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Video Tip of the Week: Using A Blow-off Tube

When you're brewing high gravity beers using a blow-off tube can help you avoid making a big mess. Learn more in this video tip of the week.

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As you make high gravity beers (or ones with a high wheat content) you might notice they like to climb out of your fermenter. These recipes are the perfect occasion to use a blow-off tube and in this video tip of the week we'll tell you all you need to know about setting one up and getting it to work properly.

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® contributor Taylor Caron covers everything you need to know about high gravity and high alcohol brewing, fermenting, and packaging. Whether you've encountered a stuck fermentation, incomplete fermentation, missing your original gravity, low carbonation, or other problems associated with brewing high alcohol beers, Taylor has the answer for you.

Brewing a high-gravity all-grain beer can be a challenge, and getting it right requires some forethought and planning. These beers typically involve original gravities of 1.080 or higher, which means you may be using double the amount of grain (or more) that you typically brew with.

Not only does this push the limited capacity of your mash tun, but it also lowers the efficiency of your brewing system. Join Taylor Caron as he walks you through everything from recipe development through fermentation and packaging your next high gravity beer. Taylor offers advice on:

Recipe considerations
Alternate mashing techniques
Hopping
Yeast selection
Boil considerations
High gravity fermentation
Carbonation and packaging
and much more

This course is complete with 4 recipes and tips from the experts at The Bruery.

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