We recommend you use a blow off tube for at least the first few days of your primary fermentation

Just like with any fermenter (plastic bucket, glass carboy, plastic carboy, etc) if you are making a big beer and you are relying solely on a small airlock "bubbler" right out of the gate even in the first couple days of fermenting, there is always a chance you can have an over pressure situation and a mess (and potential damage to your fermenter if the airlock bung becomes clogged and pressure builds up inside your Bucket) Which is why we strongly recommend using a blow off tube (which we now sell right on our site in the Accessories section, or you may already have your own tubing in your brewery) initially versus using just a bubbler. ½” ID silicone tubing fits perfectly into the stopper hole on our Bucket lids! Not by accident, but by design! Try that on a plastic Bucket –which have much smaller holes on them.

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