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Old 05-09-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Going to be purchasing a aeration system today either from morebeer or Williams.

Just was wondering if its difficult to get the tube aeration system (the one from morebeer) to stay in the carboy or would it be better to go with the aeration wand from Williams.

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Old 05-09-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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It seems that people prefer the William's version because the stone stays on the bottom of the carboy. I have the Morebeer version and while the tube doesn't float because it is rolled between uses it does not fall to the bottom. I really don't see that it is a large problem though.

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Old 05-09-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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Going to be purchasing a aeration system today either from morebeer or Williams.

Just was wondering if its difficult to get the tube aeration system (the one from morebeer) to stay in the carboy or would it be better to go with the aeration wand from Williams.
IMHO, if you are going to aerate, you might as well oxygenate. The $50 kit from Williams is one of the better ones around and I've been happy with mine.
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I have the O2 kit from Williams and it is very nice. For a few extra dollars the upgrade is worth it in my opinion.

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Old 05-09-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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. I have the Morebeer version and while the tube doesn't float because it is rolled between uses it does not fall to the bottom. .
The answer to this problem is to keep the tube straight between uses and not, roll it back up.

The plastic tube develops a memory, if left coiled up it tends to coil back up, if left hanging straight it tends to remain straight.

When I first got mine, I hung a small amount of weight on the end and let it hang for a week before I used it. If you were in a hurry you could speed the process up by using a hair dryer to soften the plastic hose up and let it hang over night.

Since I let mine hang straight in between uses I have absolutley no problem at all putting the stone on the bottom.

I see no need to spend the extra money.
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All you need to make the wand is a 3 foot piece of 1/4" copper or ss tubing and a short section of hose.

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I have the wand and I am happy.

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my tubing goes down just fine. and I coil it up when done.

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Old 05-09-2008, 05:31 PM   #9
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Forrest has an Oxygenation kit on his website for $49.99 and he is getting ready to have a large sale in about a week. It might be worth it to check it out.
www.austinhomebrew.com is main page and O2 system is:

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=2437

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I <3 my aeration wand. the convenience was worth a couple more dollars.

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