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View Poll Results: How do you oxygenate your wort?
I stirr the wort in the fermenter 16 9.36%
I let the wort splash into the fermenter 54 31.58%
I shake the doggy doo out of my carboy 42 24.56%
I use an oxygen areation system 45 26.32%
I don't oxygenate the wort before pitching the yeast 7 4.09%
Ralph Nader blows into my fermenter 7 4.09%
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default How do you oxygenate your wort?

I'm thinking of my next brewery upgrade and this one seems fairly cost effective.
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WILLI..._SYST_P699.cfm

I was wondering what everyone else does to oxygenate their wort.
EDIT: Right now I shake the crap out of my carboy.

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Old 12-22-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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Ralph freaking Nader


actually I splash through a strainer into my carboy, then shake really good

Ive been considering getting an airstone and going that direction though

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I've been using a fine-mesh strainer as well, but am thinking of "upgrading" to an aeration system like that in the near future. My drainage system on the keggle is all messed up, so I've ended up having to dump the keg into the bucket, but once that's straightened up I'll need another way to get O2 back in there. I was considering an aquarium pump, but I'd rather have a system where the oxegynating is done in a minute or two, so I can pitch and get things sealed up.

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O2 system. I recommend if nothing else than its so easy. $8 a o2 bottle though. Gets me 4-5 batches.

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O2 system. I recommend if nothing else than its so easy. $8 a o2 bottle though. Gets me 4-5 batches.
How long do you aerate for? The Williams Brewing linked indicated that a bottle would last upwards of 30 batches.
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About 2-3 minutes. Nice marketing tactic Williams . I don't crank it wide open either. Ok, maybe it's 5-6 batches.

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My brother in law handed me a 30 cubic foot medical grade oxy bottle (half full) with precision regulator. Two batches and the gauge barely moved. Ok gloat off.

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My brother in law handed me a 30 cubic foot medical grade oxy bottle (half full) with precision regulator. Two batches and the gauge barely moved. Ok gloat off.
Did he steal it from some old grandmother in a nursing home?
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Then I shake it like a polaroid picture until it's nice and frothy. Then I clean up and start working on getting air in the wort, which I achieve with a funnel and strainer.

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Haha, no, he works at a warehouse where they were required to have oxygen available but they just changed the rule because no one in the place is certified to actually use it. It's been sitting around for a couple years. BTW, I suggest checking out estate sales because many folks are stuck on oxygen before they pass away. I don't mean it to sound cold, but it's the truth.

I'm sure it's anecdotal, but my ferments start twice as fast as the batches when I strained, whisked, and shook the fermenter.

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