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Old 06-15-2008, 04:14 PM   #11
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Heres some cool stuff on aeration. Its funny splashing puts more air in faster than an aquarium pump with stone. Check it out. http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_oxygenation.cfm
Cool link - thanks
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:45 AM   #12
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perhaps i should sanitize my paint stirer attachment to my drill...
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:10 PM   #13
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Its funny splashing puts more air in faster than an aquarium pump with stone.
Those aquarium pumps are misleading. As a matter of fact, in a fish tank, slight agitation of the surface tension aerates much more than a stone. Same thing applies to the wort.

My favorite method is to use the sprayer on my faucet to top off the fermenter. I did that last night and I ended up with about 3 inches of foam on top of the wort.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:03 PM   #14
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I just made myself a aeration setup at a reasonable cost. You get one of those mini O2 bottles from home depot, the reverse thread valve from williams, a 2 micron diffuser stone, and a racking cane. Everything went together with some extra hose I had laying around... works awesome! I'll never go back to stirring, shaking, blending, etc etc. Drop the wand in and fire it up!

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/OXYGEN_REGULATOR_P700.cfm

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:21 PM   #15
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This works. Hoo boy does it work. I used to have a mud mixer.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:46 PM   #16
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I just made myself a aeration setup at a reasonable cost. You get one of those mini O2 bottles from home depot, the reverse thread valve from williams, a 2 micron diffuser stone, and a racking cane. Everything went together with some extra hose I had laying around... works awesome! I'll never go back to stirring, shaking, blending, etc etc. Drop the wand in and fire it up!

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/OXYGEN_REGULATOR_P700.cfm

Thanks for the information. That's a great price on the regulator. I've seen it for $50 at other places. For $19 I can probably justify an aeration setup!
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Those aquarium pumps are misleading. As a matter of fact, in a fish tank, slight agitation of the surface tension aerates much more than a stone. Same thing applies to the wort.

My favorite method is to use the sprayer on my faucet to top off the fermenter. I did that last night and I ended up with about 3 inches of foam on top of the wort.

Saturday, I used my kitchen hand mixer.... I also had 2-3" of foam on top of the wort. I sprinkled the Safale-05 on top and it floated and gradually reconstituted.

The foam was like heavy head to boot!
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:08 PM   #18
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I had to turn off my O2/stone setup after like 90 seconds because I had thick foam about to pour out of a 8 gallon primary on a 5 gallon batch.

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You're never really going to know how much you have unless you are using a DO meter.

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