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Old 07-25-2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Should I oxygenate my starter wort destined for a magnetic stirrer?

I'm about to make a starter using my new magnetic stirrer for the first time. There may be an obvious answer to my question, but should I oxygenate the starter wort with O2 first, or just let 'er rip on the magnetic stirrer?

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If you've got O2, give it a good shot. I like to feed it O2 any time I build up the volume also. If you're talking about other methods of aeration, no, let the stirring do the work.

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Thanks, Bobby. I do have an O2 setup, so I'll give it a shot, pitch, then stir, stir, stir.

Although I was kind hoping I could be lazy and have one less thing to sanitize

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You can also just flood the flask's headspace with O2 because the stirring will draw it in.

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You can also just flood the flask's headspace with O2 because the stirring will draw it in.
Now that sounds lazy, errr... easy!

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