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Old 04-28-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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So, after 3 batches of all-grain, I've discovered something after listening to 'Sunday Session' from Beer Network....I've never oxygenated my wort in any way.

It seems like there's 4 options of doing so-- shaking carboy, aquarium pump w/ filter & stone, pure Oxygen pumped in, and pumping in oxygen as cooled wort transfers from kettle to carboy (usually reserved for actual breweries).

What have ya'll done and how's your success been? It seems like I need to make this step a priority from now on!

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In my opinion either shake the carboy or use pure oxygen. If you have to pay for a stone & pump , sanitize it and a tube why pump air when you can use pure O2?

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I use a small paint stirrer and my cordless drill.

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I let the wort splash into the pail, then I use a huge, sanitized whisk for a few minutes.

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In my opinion either shake the carboy or use pure oxygen. If you have to pay for a stone & pump , sanitize it and a tube why pump air when you can use pure O2?
I haven't seen much one where/how to acquire an Oxygen tank. Morebeer seems to have an aeration system for 30 bucks...does it cost much more to use Oxygen?
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I use a small paint stirrer and my cordless drill.
I do that as well, but I am moving to a pure O2 dose as well. Need a little help for my high gravity brews.

You can buy the small O2 tanks for around $10 at well stocked hardware stores. OR you could go get a big welding O2 tank and regulator.
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I haven't seen much one where/how to acquire an Oxygen tank. Morebeer seems to have an aeration system for 30 bucks...does it cost much more to use Oxygen?

LOL, I was googling to find a picture of the bernzumatic red oxygen tank and you went and started another thread...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost...63&postcount=2
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Some research on teh internetz has revealed that the easiest way seems to be getting a disposable O2 tank at the local hardware store and then you can either get a system through Morebeer for $35 w/o a rod or about $50 elsewhere w/ a rod.

I think this is the route I'm going-- After listening to brewing network over the past few weeks, I've come to realize that pure 02 is the best way for the moolah.

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LOL, I was googling to find a picture of the bernzumatic red oxygen tank and you went and started another thread...

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If you run the o2 slowly for 60 seconds per batch, you should get 8-10 batches out of one tank. That's less than $1 extra per batch since the tanks are about $8.

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