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Old 09-08-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Will a wort wizard or similar device work on a bucket?

I know they don't work on Better Bottles, but I was thinking of drilling a couple holes in a bucket lid and trying this out. Can the bucket stand up to the pressure?

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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I don't think it will work on a bucket...but it wouldn't hurt to try. I have two 6.5gal carboys and 2 ale pails. Yesterday I brewed a 10gal batch, so I used the wort wizard to siphon the wort into the carboy, then dumped it into a bucket. And repeated with the second bucket. I didn't have to worry about aerating either because dumping the beer aerated quite a bit. And now I can brew again next week and just fill the carboys and not worry about the buckets.

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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Oh man...it just occurred to me why it won't work with a better bottle. Dammit, back to the drawing board.

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It won't work continuously but if you can vent it a couple of times.

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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It won't work continuously but if you can vent it a couple of times.

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Haha...what happened? Did the bucket start to collapse?
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Haha...what happened? Did the bucket start to collapse?
Pretty much.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:52 PM   #7
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When using the Wort Wizard, how to do prevent bacterial contamination from the intake air? Should you use an in-line 0.2 micron air filter? I have seen an aquarium venturi in action. They can really oxygenate the liquid. Is there such a thing as over aerating wort? Doesn't look like you can control the air intake flow rate.

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I suspect you have a misunderstanding as to how it works. You flow your coolant water through the main body of the device and it pulls a vacuum on the small port. You put that connect that vacuum port to a hole in your fermenter. You place your "wort in" tubing in another hole in the fermenter and the vacuum pulls it through. There's no intake air.

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