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Old 10-10-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Anyone with oxygen tablet experience?

First time poster, long time lurker here

I've been looking around for some info on the use of oxygen tablets, and short of a couple of threads here, none of whom deal with actual products, I've not been able to find much info.

I bumped into this product looking around:
http://www.petsathome.com/shop/oxygenating-tablets-x-25-by-supa-36449

It's made for oxidizing aquariums, and it's in tablet form.

A couple of concerns:
1: Are there any by-products that could cause problems in the wort?
2: Is the oxidizing process instant, or does it last for... hours or days post lag phase. (could one grind the tablet?!?!)

Any experiences or thoughts about this product (or similar) would be greatly appreciated

Cheers y'all!

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Old 10-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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Interesting, being a relatively novice brewer, ive yet to start oxygenating my worts, typically make smaller beers anywho. If it were that easy id be on board, subd to see if anyone has experience with this.

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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First time poster, long time lurker here

I've been looking around for some info on the use of oxygen tablets, and short of a couple of threads here, none of whom deal with actual products, I've not been able to find much info.

I bumped into this product looking around:
http://www.petsathome.com/shop/oxygenating-tablets-x-25-by-supa-36449

It's made for oxidizing aquariums, and it's in tablet form.

A couple of concerns:
1: Are there any by-products that could cause problems in the wort?
2: Is the oxidizing process instant, or does it last for... hours or days post lag phase. (could one grind the tablet?!?!)

Any experiences or thoughts about this product (or similar) would be greatly appreciated

Cheers y'all!
Concern is why would you do it?? Aeration is as simple (or as hard) as shaking a 6 gallon glass carboy for 45 seconds or a minute if you are feeling strong. Or your bucket or plastic carboy.

Don't add some product like that to your beer!!!
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Sounds like it has a possibility of a really easy way to oxygenate the wort, but I wonder about sanitation. Maybe any contamination on a small tablet would be insignificant?

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Sounds like it has a possibility of a really easy way to oxygenate the wort, but I wonder about sanitation. Maybe any contamination on a small tablet would be insignificant?
Maybe drop the tablet in some Star-San first?

OP, just shake that fermenter. EZ PZ LOL>
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Concern is why would you do it?? Aeration is as simple (or as hard) as shaking a 6 gallon glass carboy for 45 seconds or a minute if you are feeling strong. Or your bucket or plastic carboy.

Don't add some product like that to your beer!!!
You're right, but if this method could give an easier aeration, why not ?
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OP, just shake that fermenter. EZ PZ LOL>
Maybe I'm too optimistic, but these tablets might oxygenate better than shaking the fermenter. Or not...
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Those tablets (potassium chlorate) release oxygen over a long period of time and in very small, like a bubble every few seconds, quantity.

I have no idea as to how a strong oxidizing agent would affect the host sugars, proteins and whatnot in a wort, but here is what it does to a gummy bear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=txkRCIPSsjM


I would not use it.

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Those tablets (potassium chlorate) release oxygen over a long period of time and in very small, like a bubble every few seconds, quantity.

I have no idea as to how a strong oxidizing agent would affect the host sugars, proteins and whatnot in a wort, but here is what it does to a gummy bear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=txkRCIPSsjM


I would not use it.

bosco
Awesome video. I can't help but think that the gummy bear might taste amazing after that light show.
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boscobeans - Thanks for the tip.

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