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Old 12-30-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Whats Up HBT,

I've been reading some good chemistry books on brewing beer and have been getting little concerned with my yeast's health. I have decided to purchase a aerating system from morebeer.com, but my choice is between the hook up of pure oxygen or a pump that pumps partial oxygen. It is up to you on what I purchase..

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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I also just found another aerating system on williams brewing, http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WILLI...SYST_P2737.cfm
this one is all stainless steal and looks to me to have more quality, it does not have a filter, is it safe to use this system without a filter, I can understand it is pure oxygen but its just a safety precaution..

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:05 PM   #3
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I have the Williams system and it works great. You don't need a filter with an O2 tank, but you would need one if you were pumping air into the wort.
See http://maltosefalcons.com/tech/yeast...-and-practices for a good explanation of the difference between the various methods of aerating.

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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Sounds good, how much do the o2 tanks usually run folks at home depot?

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$8 and change last time I bought one. 1 tank lasts me about 20 brews.

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thanks I will be heading to home depot to get a tank as i just ordered the williams brewing aerating system

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do these kits adequately mix the water and wort for partial boils or would you still need to mix and then aerate?

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Oxygenating does very little to mix in the top off water into the wort. If you are going to take a gravity reading, you should mix very well before taking the sample. If you don't need to take a gravity reading, then the yeasts will do the mixing for you over the next couple of weeks.

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Another good option that is cheaper to use is the Mix Stir Rod that attaches to a drill. It is good for lower gravity beers mostly though. Have had great results in conjunction with a yeast starter too.
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