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Old 08-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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How is it properly done in a carboy primary. The carboy is 6.5g.

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How is it properly done in a carboy primary. The carboy is 6.5g.
You can pour from a height into the carboy, or stir/shake the carboy. Some people have aquarium pumps for aerators as well.
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You can pour from a height into the carboy, or stir/shake the carboy. Some people have aquarium pumps for aerators as well.
Ok, so my pouring into a sanitized funnel is a good enough process. Thanks!
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You can also increase the amount of O2 that gets into the wort if you put a screen in your funnel and pour through it.

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I usually siphon my beer into my carboy, then sit down in a chair with the carboy on my lap and shake it vigorously for a few minutes.

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You can also look into oxygenation systems, like from Williams Brewing, with O2 cylinders from home improvement stores. You can get a much higher ppm of oxygen with pure oxygen than air, which might help in general, as well as high gravity beers in particular.

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I built a small cart out of plywood with a raised edge on casters. While I'm filling I shake periodically while rocking it on the cart. When it's done filling I sterilize a solid stopper and give it the shaking if a lifetime.

The design is in the book Brew Ware intended as a carboy cart.

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