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Old 07-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #21
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I pour my cooled wort back and forth between two sanitized buckets. It works really well for me. I used to shake, but in the end, this is much easier. The only downside is that it's really frothy if I need to funnel to a carboy. If I'm fermenting in the bucket, it's really nice.

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Old 07-08-2010, 04:18 PM   #22
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I wouldn't worry about HSA unless you are running a can of O2 into hot wort. I use a 60 second shot of O2. I don't have to worry about introducing nasties from the air and it provides consistency to my process not to mention I have never had an issue with stuck ferment or high FG with it.

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Old 07-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #23
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Ive been following this guys technique for my first 2 batches. I tend to go a bit gentler than this guy did but I was wonderin if anyone has any thoughts about this one. anything seem wrong with this method??

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Old 07-08-2010, 11:52 PM   #24
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Ive been following this guys technique for my first 2 batches. I tend to go a bit gentler than this guy did but I was wonderin if anyone has any thoughts about this one. anything seem wrong with this method??
My buddy does something similar and it's fine. Keep in mind that regardless of how you insert air - whether via mixing/splashing, shaking, or with a stone - you're getting a max of 8ppm O2.
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My buddy does something similar and it's fine. Keep in mind that regardless of how you insert air - whether via mixing/splashing, shaking, or with a stone - you're getting a max of 8ppm O2.


Ok...well bearing in mind that Im getting a max of 8ppm...what is the ideal amount of O2 during aeration
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I've seen varying numbers from 8-15ppm. I'm at work right now so I unfortunately don't have George Fix's book to reference. Really the only way to get >8ppm is to shoot it with pure O2 and that is really just estimating since there's no way of measuring it at a homebrew level.

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Old 07-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #27
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I think the aquarium air pump and the air stone has worked so far. Plus I'm usually 3 or 4 beers into it when it's time to aerate the wort so I'll stay away from power tools.

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Old 07-09-2010, 08:23 PM   #28
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I strain my wort, above the fermenter through a fine wire mesh strainer, this thoroughly oxygenates the wort and makes it all nice and "frothy" in the fermenter. I am assuming I am at 8 PPM with this method. Also, hop sediment and trub is caught in the screen.

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Aerating while the wort is still hot will give you hot side aeration (what an apt term). This will give your beer an off flavor.
Well, sh*t.

I didn't know that . . . thanks for the heads up.

Here's hoping the APA I have bottle conditioning doesn't taste like crap.
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