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Old 03-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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I just purchased this chiller 9217_1.jpg It has an "aeration" wand, will this be sufficient, or do I still need to drag out ye old air stone?



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Old 03-12-2008, 04:55 AM   #2
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Anyone???????



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Old 03-12-2008, 05:00 AM   #3
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More details please, where did you get it how is it supposed to work etc.?

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Old 03-12-2008, 05:05 AM   #4
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More details please, where did you get it how is it supposed to work etc.?
I got it off of ebay, and i have no idea how it's supposed to work. It just said it had a copper aerator on it. i probably got hosed again.
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It looks like its just some holes drilled in a piece of copper tubing on the output end, it should help aerate but not as well as a stone and O2

Counterflow wort chiller. 25' of 3/8" copper inside garden hose. Vynil tubing to fit 3/8" tube. 12" copper aeration tube at fermenter end cools beer from boil to desired temp as it travels from kettle to fermenter infusing oxygen as it enters fermenter. Pictures will be up once i make a few more of these.

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I think the idea is that as the wort flows down through the straight section of tubing, it generates a vacuum as it passes over the holes. The slight vacuum introduces air bubbles through the holes into the flowing wort. I bet it works.
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I think the idea is that as the wort flows down through the straight section of tubing, it generates a vacuum as it passes over the holes. The slight vacuum introduces air bubbles through the holes into the flowing wort. I bet it works.
That made me wonder about that wand getting plugged up! This will be part of a new setup, with a 20 gallon aluminum pot\spigot, what are my options for filtering the wort? I don't really want to spend $60 on a hop stopper (not that there not great). This will be a gravity flow system for now.
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I suspect that your wort will spray out the holes, picking up some air as it does so. I don't see a LOT of aeration happening though. Not like a stone anyway.



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