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Old 03-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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I just got a med grade oxygen tank and I'd like to know what setting on the reg I should use. I have a .5 micron stainless stone if that helps. Thanks.

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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I set mine to 2 and let her rip for 60 seconds. That kicks up quite a frothy foam.

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Wow just 1 minute awesome thanks for the input.

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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Wow one minute that's awesome thanks!!

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Old 03-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Make sure that it's a fine stream of bubbles instead of large ones.

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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I just listened to a pod cast about a guy who was using O2 for 5 minutes on 5 gallon batches. The result was a sharp alcohol flavor in the beer. I personally only use 1 minute per 5 gallons. Med grade O2 does wonders for yeast, but it appears it must be done somewhat in moderation.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the replies. One minute worked real well i hope the yeasties appreciate my effort.

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I also use 1 min of O2 out of the little red bottles.

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I do it for 30 seconds for most beers. I've read that the wort absorbs about 90% of what it can in 30 seconds and that it takes up to around 5 minutes to absorb the rest. Personally, 90% is good enough for me.

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