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Old 10-14-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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I just ordered an O2 regulator so I can start aerating my beer with pure oxygen. My question for those of you who use a disposable oxygen tank... Do you use an inline filter? It appears most homebrew stores only sell them for use with aquarium pumps that draw ambient air. On one hand, $5 for a filter isn't that much for piece of mind, but on the other hand if it's not necessary I'll save my money for the next trip to the bar. What say ye?

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Old 10-14-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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I've been using the pure O2 setup without a filter for about a year now without any problems.

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Old 10-14-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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I've been using the pure O2 setup without a filter for about a year now without any problems.
John Palmer asserted on a Brew Strong podcast that nothing can live in pure O2 or CO2. I wouldn't worry about a filter.
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I just ordered an O2 regulator so I can start aerating my beer with pure oxygen. My question for those of you who use a disposable oxygen tank... Do you use an inline filter? It appears most homebrew stores only sell them for use with aquarium pumps that draw ambient air. On one hand, $5 for a filter isn't that much for piece of mind, but on the other hand if it's not necessary I'll save my money for the next trip to the bar. What say ye?
Can anyone say overkill! No i'm just kidding. It's just not necessary to put an inline filter on an O2 system. Humans can't even survive in pure oxygen. There is such a thing as oxygen narcosis and all living things including baddies can't survive in a pure single-species gaseous environment.

P.S. Where you at in Chicago? I'm brewing up in the Ravenswood neighborhood, but I'd love to meet another fellow homebrewer.
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