Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Why Do You Need an Oxygen Regulator?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
coldrice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 188
Default Why Do You Need an Oxygen Regulator?

I want to make my own in-line oxygenation unit. Why the need for the o2 regulator? Can't you just turn the tank on and let it rock or would it just blow &$%$ apart? What is the recommended flow rate? Thx.

__________________

...from the very shallows of my mind, for had their been any depth, this could all have been avoided

coldrice is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
LarMoeCur
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 261
Default

Well if you want to either freeze your face off or blow you face off no regulator is needed. 100 # liqiud O2 is equal to 33,756 liters of gaseous oxygen. 8# is about 2700. Liquid O2 is held at -170 C or -274 F. The regulator does just that regulates the release of the gas. It allows you to safely control the release of a ton of pressure. I won't even get into the oxidation and fire issues of releasing to much O2 at once. In short, operating without a regulator would be very unsafe for you and everyone around you.

Not to mention you would be waisting a lot of O2. The idea is to trap O2 in the wort. Without a regulator you would just blow O2 through your wort and into the air at an alarming rate.

__________________
LarMoeCur is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
coldrice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 188
Default

kinda figured as much. i like my face where it is, thanks.

__________________

...from the very shallows of my mind, for had their been any depth, this could all have been avoided

coldrice is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oxygen regulator Maltose Equipment/Sanitation 1 05-23-2011 04:24 AM
WTB Oxygen Regulator tdiowa Equipment/Sanitation 0 11-11-2010 06:07 PM
oxygen regulator is whistling stevecaaster Equipment/Sanitation 8 03-24-2008 10:34 AM
Oxygen Regulator Hopper31 Equipment/Sanitation 12 10-16-2007 09:21 PM
Oxygen Regulator drost Equipment/Sanitation 4 05-25-2006 03:07 AM