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Old 03-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default So I'm thinking of building an aeration wand...

At my company we have a good bit of copper tubing available as well as fittings, etc.

My basic design would be a straight copper wand capped at one end with an airstone (hopefully stainless).

I would hook up the other end to a simple aquarium pump and run from there with the fittings, etc.

Think this seems easy enough. Anyone have a better suggestion?

I didn't see much in the DIY links.

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Old 03-20-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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sounds good!

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Old 03-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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Default Hose attachment...

Here's an idea. This is from northernbrewer. - $2.99 each

You could fab somethin similar to this. I put this on the end of a 3/8 hose clipped on the side of the fermentor.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/aeration.html

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Why not just get a degassing wand? It'll be cheaper, have no maintenance, and do just as good a job as the air pump.

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At my company we have a good bit of copper tubing available as well as fittings, etc.

My basic design would be a straight copper wand capped at one end with an airstone (hopefully stainless).

I would hook up the other end to a simple aquarium pump and run from there with the fittings, etc.

Think this seems easy enough. Anyone have a better suggestion?

I didn't see much in the DIY links.
Sounds like a good idea. I have a wand from William's Brewing, but if I could have made one I would have.

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Why not just get a degassing wand? It'll be cheaper, have no maintenance, and do just as good a job as the air pump.

What??? - He wants to add O2 not take out CO2.
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Why not just get a degassing wand? It'll be cheaper, have no maintenance, and do just as good a job as the air pump.
degassing wand? explain...
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degassing wand? explain...

When you have wine and want it to be still (not sparkeling) you use this. I think Mr x misunderstood what you wanted to do.

It goes in a hand drill and whips up the fluid to release CO2. Its a 24" long shaft , 3/16" diameter and has two folding wings on the the end. The wings fold so you can get it in the carboy.

I don't think you want this.
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What??? - He wants to add O2 not take out CO2.

Agreed... this is intended for aeration before pitching my yeast...
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FYI - Its one of these.

http://morewinemaking.com/view_product/19688/

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