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Old 02-24-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a reason I couldn't use an aquarium aeration stone instead of the ? Any significant benefits to the stainless steel diffusion stones or detractions from the acquarium stones? I've used the latter but wasn't sure if there was a risk of contamination, breakage, or other problems. (Obviously I would sanitize either thoroughly before using.)

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:59 AM   #2
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The main advantage of the stainless steel stones is the smaller pores that allows for finer oxygenation. The stainless steel stones would also require a more powerful aquarium pump to push air through them if that's what you would be using instead of an oxygen tank.

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Ive always used an aquarium stone i usually only use them for say 4 or 5 batches then throw them out but they are cheap and i probably dont have to throw them out i just get worried about contamination but ive never had an issue.

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The benifit to the stainless is the abilty of them to withstand rigorous cleaning regimes. Boiling, chemicals, etc....

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JMSetzler, I've been using a little disposable oxygen welding tank.

I guess the size of the bubbles isn't a big deal to me. Just didn't want any of that blue stone floating around in my beer. Thanks, everyone.

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JMSetzler, I've been using a little disposable oxygen welding tank.

I guess the size of the bubbles isn't a big deal to me. Just didn't want any of that blue stone floating around in my beer. Thanks, everyone.
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Iv'e used the little stones for many brews without problems .
I guess if small bits come away after a time they will fall out anyway .

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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I don't think the non stainless hold up.

Stainless all the way.


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