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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 12-23-2006, 11:36 AM   #21
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How do you use this Orfy?

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Seems to do the job for me.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:48 AM   #22
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How do you use this Orfy?
I believe he just drains into his carboy through it (by gravity). BOSTON was using something similar when I brewed with him a few weeks ago. Looked pretty effective.

I let my wort fall by gravity from my CFC into my carboy/bucket and that froths things up really well, but I still aerate with a stone. They're kind of in that "not expensive but not cheap" zone, but I do think they make brewday go a lot easier and offer cheap insurance.

Edit: hey, 4400...wasn't that a doomed tv series?
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:47 PM   #23
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Yes, it's just a gravity drain. The idea is that because of the gravity on the wort pushing through a realitivle small copper tube, the flow is increased and the pressure is reduced. This means that instead of the wort flowing out of the little hole instead it sucks air in and mixes it at the output.

As you can see from the froth it does a good job.


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Old 12-23-2006, 01:07 PM   #24
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I siphon my wort into the carboy. Then using the same siphon pump I pump air into the carboy until I get a head of foam.

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Old 12-23-2006, 01:34 PM   #25
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I use a large 02 tank from the same gas place I get C02 from. With a .5 micron stone and a precision regulator, 5 minutes at 15 psi. Not only has this made a great difference in my fermentations, but after 50+ batches the tank is still mostly full.

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Old 12-23-2006, 02:46 PM   #26
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This seems like a good sticky.
Can anyone post some pictures of your setups using O2 bottles or pumps? How long do you need to inject o2? How do you seal around the hose?

Hope im not asking too many "Nebee" questions

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This seems like a good sticky.
Can anyone post some pictures of your setups using O2 bottles or pumps? How long do you need to inject o2? How do you seal around the hose?

Hope im not asking too many "Nebee" questions
There is a picture here > http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WILLIAM_S_OXYGEN_AERATION_SYST_P699C106.cfm

and you only need to run it about 2 minutes. It does work rather well. Using this and fermenting at 70 or a bit less my beers ferment really well now.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:08 PM   #28
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I let mine freefall through a hose into the carboy spinning the hose around, nice and frothy when finished. Then I spin the carboy for a couple of minutes. Pitch the yeast, lock it up and check it when I wake up the next day.

And for the FWIW column - I have yet to make a starter for any of my brews and I'm cheap so I usually use the dry yeast (opting for White labs on a few, certain brews) and have yet to have a fermentaion not start. The shortest time was 4hrs, the longest 12. Been brewing for about 3 years on average every other weekend.

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There is a picture here > http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WILLIAM_S_OXYGEN_AERATION_SYST_P699C106.cfm

and you only need to run it about 2 minutes. It does work rather well. Using this and fermenting at 70 or a bit less my beers ferment really well now.
Perfect. your post and the link answered all my posts. I guess ill have to make a trip to the hardware store! I think i should be able to devise something out of a racking cane, some tubing and a few fittings as long as the oxygen is avaliable readily.
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Perfect. your post and the link answered all my posts. I guess ill have to make a trip to the hardware store! I think i should be able to devise something out of a racking cane, some tubing and a few fittings as long as the oxygen is avaliable readily.
You will need the aeration stone for better absorbtion of the O2. My setup also has a inline filter on the tubing.
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