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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, 05:28 PM   #31
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I put a little video together showing how I use my oxygen system. Beware, not for dialup, it's about 15 meg but it will stream.

http://www.suebob.com/video/oxygenation.wmv

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I've been looking at the oxygen systems as well. Right now I splash it up with my immersion chiller, once it has cooled, and then since I use a bucket as a primary, I pour it back and forth from my brew pot a couple times....

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Rich, I think this is one of those simple steps to brew improvement (not suggesting you need it but...) WELL aerated wort really gives your fermentation a boost which in turn gives your brew a boost. Quicker fermentation, cleaner product. I say get the system and enjoy the benefits.

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I put a little video together showing how I use my oxygen system. Beware, not for dialup, it's about 15 meg but it will stream.

http://www.suebob.com/video/oxygenation.wmv
Cool video Bobby_M. Very good information.
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #35
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Rich, I think this is one of those simple steps to brew improvement (not suggesting you need it but...) WELL aerated wort really gives your fermentation a boost which in turn gives your brew a boost. Quicker fermentation, cleaner product. I say get the system and enjoy the benefits.

And once again, Merry Christmas!
I'm convinced. If for no other reason I am tired of shaking the carboy and I don't even think it is very effective. This will be my next purchase.

Merry Christmas Brewpastor!
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I'm convinced. If for no other reason I am tired of shaking the carboy and I don't even think it is very effective. This will be my next purchase.
Next time im at the hardware store i will pick one up.

Oxygen regulator for small cans $35 seems expensive perhaps the hardware store will have them for cheap

Found this one for $15.99 would it work? (doesnt look like it would fit a small can)
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Your only option besides getting that $35 reg is to find a used MAPP Gas + Oxygen soldering/brazing rig. Lowes sells the kit for $49 and includes both tanks of gas. The oxygen bottles are LEFT hand thread.

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Here's the regulator only at Williams Brewing for $17.90.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/OXYGE...LATOR_P700.cfm
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That's def the cheapest I've seen this reg. Get it. As you can see in my video, if you're using the cheap aquarium stones, you'll need to attach it to something rigid because it's gonna want to float up on you. That's why the stainless stones are nice I suppose, but they're not cheap.

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Here's the regulator only at Williams Brewing for $17.90.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/OXYGE...LATOR_P700.cfm
Thanks for the feedback unfourtantly canadian homebrew websites don't even come close in comparison with the selection or prices of most american sites.

I am most defiantly jealous of the more popular US homebrew sites.

I would order from these american sites and pay the shipping to Canada but canadian customs and many other fee's/taxes would make it ridiculously expensive.

Have a look at some hardware stores and see what they have for selection and prices.....if not i will just dig deep and buy the damn thing from that canadian website for $36 + shipping.
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