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I use an oxygen tank with regulator and airstone 47 40.17%
I use aquarium pump with filter 18 15.38%
I shake the fermentor or pour the wort into bucket 47 40.17%
Aerate? 5 4.27%
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:40 AM   #1
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When I first learned to brew, it was accepted that just pouring the wort into the fermentor aerated the wort. If you listen to Brewstrong, they always talk about aeration with oxygen or pump. So....... How do you aerate your wort?

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Williams Oxygen Aeration System

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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I use a drill with a paint stirrer attachment, I whip the wort into a froth.

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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I've heard good things about using an imersion blender to both homogenize the wort before taking a gravity reading and aerating it in the process

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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same here. reminds me that I am out of O2.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #6
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Modified version of this. I use a 20 cubic foot O2 tank and medical O2 regulator (with flow meter) so that i KNOW the infusion level.
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Since I ferment in corneys, I just fill the corney half full, put the lid on, shake it to a froth then fill it with the remaining wort & pitch.

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You'll never get above 8ppm of O2 that way. No matter how long you run the drill, or use a pump. It's a limitation set by the O2 concentration/level in the atmosphere. Those of us using pure O2 systems don't have that limitation. Plus we can get higher O2 ppm levels with far less effort and little time.
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I pour the cooled wort from my kettle into the bucket from about 5 feet up.

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