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Old 02-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #21
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Thanks for posting that link. Any special reason you decided to change from a 2 micron to a 5 micron stone?
The one and only reason is because I already have a 2 micron stone that I use on all my batches
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:28 PM   #22
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Is there a noticeable difference in performance? If you had only one which would you choose?

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Is there a noticeable difference in performance? If you had only one which would you choose?
Unfortunately I haven't brewed since I made the 0.5 micron wand. I can say that I've been very happy with the 2 micron stone over the last 20 batches since I bought it. I only made the other because it was relatively inexpensive and I wanted to try out a 0.5. It takes more pressure to push air through 0.5 than it does 2. Also, if I understand correctly, 0.5 stones are more prone to imperfections and breakage than are the 2 micron stones but I don't have any direct experience with this.
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Unfortunately I haven't brewed since I made the 0.5 micron wand. I can say that I've been very happy with the 2 micron stone over the last 20 batches since I bought it. I only made the other because it was relatively inexpensive and I wanted to try out a 0.5. It takes more pressure to push air through 0.5 than it does 2. Also, if I understand correctly, 0.5 stones are more prone to imperfections and breakage than are the 2 micron stones but I don't have any direct experience with this.
Thanks. I appreciate your feedback. I bought a 2 micron and plan to build that wand so will be using it from the outset.

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Im looking into getting one when my income tax check arrives. Seems like the consensus that I've read, open it for a minute and then stop. Can't say from experience but videos ive watched and things ive read online, that's the method people use and they have reported making some GREAT beers. That seems to really have helped people with their lagers as well so that's what im gonna start doing.

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I use a 2 micron stone, and have had good results. I think the .5 micron stone has the potential for more efficient O2 absorption as, given the same volume of O2 being passed, the .5 stone would produce smaller bubbles, and more of them. Greater surface area in the O2 to liquid interface.

But I have avoided the .5 stones, due to many users stating that they clog easily.

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